Angela Bensted

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Cover Stories

Your Time Magazine, October 2018

Pin money, pocket money, cruise money – call it what you will, but when you’re on a fixed income, a few extra bob in the bank is always welcome and, writes ANGELA BENSTED, you don’t have to sacrifice freedom to get it.

Your Time Magazine, May 2017

When 81-year-old Cliff said a final goodbye to his wife Mary Patricia (Pat) he planned every aspect of the event himself with meticulous attention to detail.

Your Time Magazine, December 2016

If you’re reading this with a chardonnay in your hand or a nip of scotch doing duty before dinner then you’re a typical Baby Boomer. You love a drink and you have one nearly every day, a legacy of how you grew up in the booze-soaked 1960s and ’70s.

Your Time Magazine, September 2016

There’s a clipped pooch standing guard on a Brisbane verandah in the fading winter light.
Actually the dog is sitting down on the job, performing its security duties from a comfortable chair.

Your Time Magazine, June 2016

In a cruel twist of fate, family fortunes, earned through graft and sacrifice, are being whittled away by warring children and scheming hangers-on.

Your Time Magazine, April 2016

The TV commercial shows a man and a woman driving in a red convertible, smiling and  windswept, then zooms wide to reveal they’re behind glass as part of a museum exhibit.

A young boy looking on turns a puzzled face to his grandfather, who wears a crumpled suit and a hangdog look, seeking an explanation.

“It’s called retirement son. They used to have it when I was a boy.”

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.