Blog posts archived in ’2018-3’

And the wind whispered - Episode 19

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on saturday 24 march 2018


Glowing Embers I by Pixx


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Episode 19

Remembering this part of the story hit Giuseppe hard. Once again, he recognized the allegory that the story formed with his own real-life love story. As tears streamed down his face, he swallowed to clear the lump in his throat and continued to recollect Bee’s story.


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What's wrong with having an Australian accent anyway?

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on monday 12 march 2018


Diamond Green by Wendy ooo


Moving from Australia to London in 1979 wasn’t as great as I’d expected it to be. In fact, it turned out to be an enormous culture shock. The roads weren’t paved with gold at all; society wasn’t as sophisticated as people made it out to be, the weather didn’t agree with me one bit, and above all, the people weren’t as friendly as the people in Australia. England seemed so backward to me, that for all I knew, I could just as well have landed on the moon.


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And the wind whispered - Episode 18

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on wednesday 7 march 2018


Reveal by Jonathan M


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Episode 18

Giuseppe closed his eyes and began to recall the story that Bee told him about the cowry shell:


Many years ago, at the dawn of time, there was a young man named Googong. He was a skilled hunter and often went out for days, in search of prey that his tribe could feed on for a long time. Fortunately, his orientation skills were outstanding as well, so he always found his way back easily. However, one day when he was on one of his hunting trips, he was so intent on tracking down a big fat wallaroo in unknown territory, that he lost his bearings.


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Luna and the white she-wolf

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on wednesday 7 march 2018


Wolf by John Mason


A story on International Women’s Day 2018 about the power of the feminine


As long as Luna could remember, her mother had been consumed by grief. She knew what caused this, even though her mother never talked about it. Two years ago, when Luna was barely three years old, her father had returned from the civil war. Vividly, she remembered the men of her village in the mountains bringing him home safely. She also remembered her mother screeching when she saw how the regime’s cruelty had traumatized her husband.


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