Author Archive: lauraalyce

You might as well live…

Resume, by Dorothy Parker. Advertisements

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Can’t sleep: cockroaches, blue tongue lizards, and geckos will eat me.

So really weird and random things happen in my household all the time. I mean, really freaking insane things. Sometimes those things are spaced out a little, and sometimes shit gets cray real quick.

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Jujicus Ju’l Jorander – palm destroyer and terrible ballroom dancer

Once, a long time ago now, I wrote about a long night spent at the vet with one of my dogs. The Dopey One. I half intended to write more about my babies on this blog but never got around to it. Writing about things that aren’t real life is way more fun than reality.

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The Fear

Sometimes I love my solitude. Well, I love it a lot. I can go days without seeing anyone I know and not bat an eyelid. Some days, I revel in it. I love the darkness too. I’ve always been a night owl, and comfortable in the dark. One of my favourite things is the moment …

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Generalisations and stereotypes

I try not generalise or subscribe to stereotypes. Once you’ve subscribed to a certain stereotype it’s very difficult to see the exceptions to that perceived rule, and incredibly difficult for others to challenge your perception of that rule. Some stereotypes can be harmless, some people do embody a stereotype regardless of whether they are the …

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I will ride with you.

*updated* Okay, so I’m going to jump on a bandwagon for a moment. Actually, I’m going to stay on this bandwagon. Anyone in Australia – and some overseas – will know about the Sydney Siege that is happening right now and has been happening for nearly 13 hours. A gunman has people held hostage in …

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Delicious indeed…

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Suffering in silence

Telling some who is highly sensitive to harden up and stop taking things personally is like telling someone with anxiety to relax and stop worrying. Or telling someone with depression that their life isn’t so bad and to cheer up. Or telling someone who is suicidal that they are selfish and have plenty to live …

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Little Things – a memoir

Another piece of creative writing for today – a memoir with just a little embellishment for effect. There is a preface that goes with this piece though; a detail that is crucial to the story. Four years ago today, a friend of mine passed away. A beautiful, courageous girl who was not yet 18, battled …

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Day In, Day Out

The third step squeaked on the staircase but the plush, caramel carpet muffled the sounds of her footsteps. Their old floorboards had always been too hard and noisy. An armful of blankets obstructed Maggie’s view and she stumbled on a toy at the top of the stairs. A short expletive passed her glossed lips before …

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