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The way you squint your eyes (Friday Fictioneers)

Everyone says I look like her. You have your mother’s hair. I get sick of hearing it. Sure, there are photos. But they’re not the same. It’s the faces you pull. The face I only ever get to see in a mirror. The face that looks like the face I’ll never get to see. It’s the way your lips twitch. It’s the way you squint your eyes. It’s the way you play with your chin when you’re upset.

There’s only one person who deserves to tell me we’re alike. But she died when my memories were just beginning to form.

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Speaking of mirrors – check out the eBook on Amazon called ‘Mirrors: The Writing Workshop Anthology’ (you’ll see some familiar Friday Fictioneers authors in there)

In July this year I began my 100 book challenge, where I plan to read 100 classics in my lifetime.

See my recent reviews of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Brave New World and let me know what you think!

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/12-september-2014/

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Head in the clouds (Friday Fictioneers)

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Image by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com

‘Did you pack your toothbrush?’

‘Yes, Mum. All in my bag, right here.’

‘What about a comb?’

‘Yes, Mum. Look at the clouds!’

‘And a spare pair of socks?’

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A complete shift in priorities

On becoming a mum.

This ABC Open 500 words piece describes what it’s like to go from career woman to mother overnight (and how now I couldn’t imagine life any other way).

https://open.abc.net.au/projects/500-words-on-the-job-84ef0zh/contributions/a-complete-shift-in-priorities-81ec4mc

ABC Open 500 words project: On the job

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