A cacophony. The squeak of the trollies, the tantrums of the children, the slam of the register, the drone of ‘Hi, how are you today?’, the boop-boop of the scanner, the rustle of…wait— ‘Where are the bags?’ It’s Tracy, Bill, Janet, Craig, Sharon. They’re holding their bananas. There’s a crease in the space between their … Continue reading Confessions of a Checkout-Chick
Far out in the ocean, where the water is blue as spidering veins, it is deep. So very deep, indeed, that no skyscraper could fathom the vast space from the glittering surface waters to the mysterious ocean’s floor, that no array of steel and windows could compare to the flawless gradient of periwinkle, azure, cobalt … Continue reading The Deep
In anticipation of Emma’s debut memoir Something To Be Tiptoed Around our social media and marketing team sat down with the emerging writer to probe into the inspiration for such a touching and artful experimental piece. What prompted you to write a memoir? Something happened and my memory got snagged on it. I mean … Continue reading An Interview with Emma Marie Jones
Note: The events of this piece are entirely true, but names have been changed. It’s the tail-end of the wedding. The bride and groom have already left for their honeymoon, driven away in a low, black BMW that took two wrong turns getting out of the venue. For the staff, things should be getting easier … Continue reading Cheers for that, Macca: It’s just part of the job, right?