(Sometimes) Daily Notes

Shaken and stirred

December might easily slip by without a note, with no record of what transpired. But today, three days shy of year’s end, I’m carving out some time to mark the month. And as is often the case, it’s because I’m gripped by heightened emotions. I’m bitter and sad and angry, shaking an imagined cage and…
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Rainy day fun

Is three o’clock in the afternoon too soon to document the day? I’m waiting for The Ballerina to emerge from the dance studio and this seems like a more productive use of my phone than aimlessly scrolling through social media. Rain Today’s wet. The sky is white grey and the rain is falling in fat…
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Ian Fairweather, Bus stop,1965

Every word counts

Today was not a Fun Friday. I didn’t do yoga, shop, coffee and chat with The Bestie. No, today was an office grind day. Tax toil I finished the final Business Activity Statement for the quarter, but not without some stumbles. The bank account refused to reconcile, forcing me to go back two quarters and tidy.…
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Are you busy mum?

The Champion is sound asleep on the sofa; face down, one leg straight, dangling, the other pulled up to her chest. She sleeps like me. And snores like her father. She’s been up since 5:30 this morning running the adult squad at the swim school where she teaches part time. University is over for the…
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A moment in time

Today 62 per cent of Australians are happy because their team, the yes vote, won the same-sex marriage survey. There are rainbows everywhere. Getting on with it A Bill to amend the Marriage Act has already been introduced into Parliament. But the nation has no stomach for further discussion. Our weak leaders passed the buck…
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Dumplings made me smile

It’s very late and my forehead feels like it has a tartan octopus strap wrapped around it, secured with hooks at my temples. Storms are breaking up around us, so the air is suffocating without rain’s relief. And there is a single fly buzzing around the room adding its drone to the downpipe drip and the blood-pressure…
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copywriting me

Angela Bensted is Brisbane-based freelance writer who likes to listen first and struggle with syntax later. She pitches stories to magazines, sometimes successfully, and helps businesses produce compelling copy for print and online.

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