It’s not really my fault, officer. It’s Jayden Baker’s.
Rebecca Slater outperforms the challenge yet again in this, the fifth and final obstruction.
I woke up feeling edgy
After certain drinks last night
And some lines
On my wedding night I lay in bed for forty-five minutes before I realised I was alone. I fantasize about sleeping alone, these days. Julie is my wife.
For two days the Biggun’s strongmen slogged and bogged up the Mud Road, sniffing the thief out with their meanest dogs. They found him slumped against a lightning-blasted stump, deep in a gasp-dream, eyes rolled back, blood running down his left crook.
I remember the writhing in my chest, like the swelling of an undiscovered organ just beneath my breast plate. The fever appeared shortly after.
At first, critics celebrated my use of blues and greens. ‘A colour field abstractionist who brought figuration and landscape back,’ they wrote. Whatever.
Beginning in August 2011 I lived off Parramatta Road in Chloe’s studio apartment for 119 days, but not once did I consider us ‘a couple’ or ‘an item’ or any other romantic variation.
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I didn’t pick my moment well. We were standing in the middle of the vegetable aisle at Harris Farm, in front of an over-spilling tray of truss tomatoes, shortly after incurring the ire of a short and beefy man in a four-wheel drive whose parking spot I’d inadvertently taken.
Before our parents started pulling their hair out over the apocalyptic ‘hook-up culture’ endorsed by apps like Grindr, tinder and OKc. Baby Boomers were still stuck in that fear-mongering stage of ‘everyone you meet online is a serial killer’.
Orla had been doing well in the session up until the point where the young Thai masseuse who called herself Rabbit asked her to sit up and cross her legs.