I Stand Out

It’s hard to miss me in a crowd. I would seriously even go as far as to say that I stand out. I’m six-foot-four, I have long red hair and I am absolutely covered in tattoos.  Believe me, when I say covered, I mean completely covered. Head-to-toe. I have hundreds of multi-coloured little pictures and …

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Building My Castle

I think it’s time I upgraded my lair. You can only survive as an evil scientist in a treehouse for so long before the other supervillains start laughing at you. I had to politely decline my invitation to Villain Con, stating that I was busy “tending to my vast army of venomous cats”, which was …

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Magical Careers Advice

Last night I was watching my favourite movie series, “Boy With the Lightning Scar”, where a bunch of kids get sent off to magic boarding school, and I started wondering what their career days must be like. Do they have universities in the magic world? I haven’t heard any mention of them, so the students …

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Sleeping With Heat

  I think it might be time for an upgrade. This summer, I’ve been fighting the heat with a single fifteen-year-old fan. It’s served me well, but I’ve got to be honest, it’s almost useless on a forty-degree day and the night that follows it. Some nights I can’t even get to sleep. It’s an …

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Gamer Fellow

I’ve sold plenty of cars before, but I’ve never heard of a certificate for them. My new girlfriend reckons I’m being dodgy, selling cars without them. But like, this is the real world, not primary school! What does the car need some stupid participation award for anyway? “Charlotte pays great attention in class and is …

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Fighting the heat

What’s the worst decision you’ve ever made? Before today, I don’t think I could have told you mine. If I had one, it’s been replaced by a new worst decision. Nothing else even comes close to it. Today I decided to go for a hike. That’s the thing about this country. In the morning, you’ve …

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Peas? No Peas…

Last Christmas, I made my feelings on peas very clear. Mum poured them onto my plate, as she does every year. I then picked up the plate, looked her dead in the eye, tossed the contents out of the window and said, in my most serious tone: “Peas was never an option.” It’s one of …

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The Secret

When it comes to accessorising, I like to go all out. Otherwise, it’s not really an accessory, is it? It’s just an extra thing you have to cart around for its functional value. A truly great accessory will meet that functional need while also being a fully integrated party of your outfit. For example, a …

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Deputy Stylist Needed

Finding a deputy stylist is proving to be a big old pain in boot spurs. It’s enough of a challenge to find a willing worker skilled in sourcing vintage southwestern accessories, let alone one who’s willing to accept working under a veteran stylist like myself.  This is not to big note myself, but just to …

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Frontier Businessman

In high school, my generation was told that we could be anything – at least, that’s what me and my cohort were told, although I did go to a particularly nerd-laden school where everyone was generally expected to become a success. Now that I think about, there was a certain amount of pressure to become …

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