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the family thing

not my family, so chill. (I’m probably getting too old to say so chill. Or something.) Was talking with a friend recently about “Why exactly was Twilight so good?” Yeah, that old chestnut. To give context, I discovered it randomly … Continue reading

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goodbye/goodnight

when I was about ten I was called to my older sister’s side because she was inconsolable. “She read your diary,” Mum told me, “and now she thinks you want to die.” After looking in a kind of despairing wonder … Continue reading

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sibling rivalry

aren’t siblings weird? There are these people you don’t necessarily have anything in common with, or even know, beyond the fact that your bodies are made of the same stuff. But what a difference that makes. A tiny physical difference … Continue reading

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day two: silence is golden

My mum (hi Chez!) is a priest. During her annual family camp there’s this wonderful hour in the middle of the day called Golden Silence, when all the kids bunk down and the adults get a rest. What my sister-in-law … Continue reading

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I apprehend the day

special k wants me to write a post about him going on an adventure. So far he’s wandered into a forest, found magical bees with magical honey and gotten into a fight with a bear over it. I might leave … Continue reading

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