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Getting old is a privilege.

26 Nov

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Don’t hold back.

25 Nov

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Tell her.

24 Nov

Take off your shoes.

23 Nov


That was it. Enough. The bones in the bodice cut her ribs and the taffeta train meant she could move only forwards, never backwards.

“What’s up?” Matt said, staring at her over the camera. “You look shitty”.

“I am. I’m really, REALLY shitty. Get me out of this thing”.

She scrabbled at the hook fasteners down her back, then gave up. She kicked off her heels instead.

“Look, if you need a break – ” Matt moved as if to follow her, then stopped. She stepped off the background roll and onto the gritty studio floor. It felt good.

She ran out the door. The taffeta train was nearly airborne as she picked up speed on the cobbles down the laneway.

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Pull the blinds.

22 Nov

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Take your time.

21 Nov

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Never press Reply All.

20 Nov

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Eat local.

19 Nov

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Smile.

18 Nov

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Leave the door open.

17 Nov