to whom it may concern, hot tea vending machines. I repeat. HTVM. (part one)

edited with added audio which I am unsure about. this may/may not become a bigger story.


the night sky here was like nothing else she had seen. childish platitudes that roamed gleefully in her mind before torturing their next innocent victim, came screaming to a halt. their days were numbered.

Up there was nothing less than the blackest curtain she had ever seen…and egads, but were those bullet holes? mind bullet holes? but coming from which side? the light they revealed was blinding.

she lay down in the grass, it seemed the only sensible thing to do. she would have had a cup of tea if she could’ve.

It was a big deal, the day she realised she didn’t know anything. That she could be so wrong about someone herself.



Part two is here




    1. But we know everything when we are young, right? lol oh gosh.
      I guess this could be about the shock of adulthood…the older you get the less you know…
      Self awareness can be brutal. In a good way of course.

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    1. It was late, and a quick write and the sky thing was going to go somewhere else, then it went this way instead. I’m glad you saw that. I’ve been trying to record myself reading it, but now I’m not sure what I think about it. I might edit it. Or not. I was kind of laughing at the sorry state of human affairs by the end…

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                  1. I just heard it and liked it very much! Nothing to overthink about, you did great. There is always something special about listening to someone reading their own work.

                    BTW, great new photo!

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                    1. Basilike, thank you so much. You’ve made my day. Ugh, I am so shy about it but didn’t want it to be too big of a thing… too late lol.
                      I agree. And I would so love to hear you do one sometime 🙂 No pressure, I understand. Just a little encouragement hehe

                      Thank you! Ugh, hate selfies too, but I didn’t like my last one.

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  1. Wish I could offer guidance or something for whatever is making you question yourself!

    Your don’t-know-anythin’, tea drinkin’ sista ❤

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    1. Allane, you are so kind!
      I am okay…this was mostly a work of fiction based on a number of different things. I did actually have this moment last night when I remembered the first time I saw the night sky where we live. And the rest kind of appeared.
      But I definitely feel that there is so much I have been wrong about. That’s okay. I needed some lessons too.
      Thank you for your lovely comment! xo

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    1. Hey! You know, it probably is!
      Love the name. And your pic ❤
      (Can you please do me a favour and give your honest opinion on the audio…maybe in an email…I’m pretty shy about it 🙂 )
      I was actually pondering doing the same thing recently…I wasn’t thinking in the beginning how journal-like this can be, in an associative way (eg my posts haven’t necessarily been journalling, but trigger certain memories of that time, you know?) and there are some painful things I kind of want to put behind me etc. I cleaned out a lot of stuff last night, I’m not sure yet if I will actually start a whole new one.


  2. I love this! I love your skill at reading too, it blesses the fantastic words to a whole new spirit. The poem itself was so cathartic. When I read stuff like this, I celebrate the mere fact that I can read. It’s a gift truly. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!! I really appreciate that.

      Thank you for the Jung compliment! 😲Haha I think that’s a Wow face.
      (On a side track, coincidentally, I read another reference to Jung recently that intrigued me, it was in the Aussie edition of the AA “bible” which I started reading because of someone close to me. In one of the early testimonies, an alcoholic had been to Jung for counselling, but it wasn’t until he started looking at it spiritually, that he was helped. Anyway, unrelated, but I found it fascinating 😊)

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