© Julie Boyd 2011 2nd Prize Winner Gold Coast Writers Association Annual Short Story Competition: DEJA VU Living at a timber mill in a tiny country town and needing to supply all our own services, ensured all kinds of weird noises in the night, including the clanging of boilers being fed in the building next […]
One of the musical highlights of my life was seeing Kitaro in concert at the concert hall in Salt Lake City in the mid 90’s. Brilliant.
(C) Julie Boyd 2010 ‘Would you like some sun-tea?’ From my prone position on a daybed atop the deck outside my friend Jeanne’s lake-house I replied ‘yes please’, followed closely by ‘what’s sun tea?’ ‘Ah, you Aussies think that America is the land of the coffee drinker and we know nothing about drinking tea, but […]
(C) Julie Boyd Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius —————————————————- ‘Who’s wearing that perfume?’ Harry looked semi-accusingly around the lounge car. ‘Chef just walked through and tells me that someone is smelling prrreeeeeety darn good. Who is it?’ We were […]
© Julie Boyd It was really all Eric’s fault. He was the one who started it. Eric was a guy we met at Portland railway station. He was a baggage handler who was just filling in at the sales counter. When we cruised in to organise our tickets for Vancouver, he changed our plans […]
(c) Julie Boyd When the Meeniyan pub changed its name to the Rose and Thistle- complete with new signs – the locals knew something was up. Rumours had flown around the district for months, but when the new signs went up and the local servo suddenly became the ‘Rainbow End Service Station’, the ABC crew […]
(C) Julie Boyd And beyond them stood the forest, Stood the groves of singing pine-trees, Green in Summer, white in Winter, Ever sighing, ever singing. Song of Hiawatha, W.W. Longfellow It’s easy to pick a Michiganer. They carry their passports everywhere in case they might need to go to Canada for the day. If you […]
(C) Julie Boyd Horsham, in Victoria, is probably not a place that immediately springs to mind as a holiday destination. Located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, it tends to be more of a stop-off point for petrol and snacks on the way between Adelaide’s Pandas and Melbourne’s restaurants. However, look more closely and you find […]