Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The kindness of strangers

I must have passed the metal fabricators on Blende Street dozens of times, mostly driving to the supermarket, sometimes cycling, once or twice walking. It’s next to the TAFE, opposite … Continue reading

July 3, 2021 · 6 Comments

Paying for blackberries

I bought a punnet of blackberries in the supermarket this week, and anyone who grew up in the country knows how wrong that is. Blackberries should be picked, not paid … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 10 Comments

Would you like a celebrity with that, Madam?

We can’t buy anything these days without some kind of celebrity endorsement. Am I alone in feeling irritated by that? I noticed a billboard today advertising a new line of … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Pick me. I know you want to.

Pick me. I know you want to. Besides you’ll be doing me a favour I might only have a few days left, one or two at most. What if today’s … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.