We get the best outcomes when we understand each others’ stories
Following the recession of the early nineties, I felt the weight of parental expectation to ‘make the most of your potential’ and choose a proper job. Unlike their wishes for me, my parents’ careers had veered from law to fruit farming and hypnotherapy meandering back to teaching with several...
I wrote a twenty-three-and-a-half page story when I was ten. My story explained that Saturn is solid and the perfect hiding place for distant aliens preparing to launch the final step of their journey towards Earth. Saturn's rings only gave the illusion the planet is gaseous. Sometimes I show it...
One day, amongst my doom-scrolling on the internet, I discovered several recipes for productivity. I picked the simplest.
Months later, I’ve whipped my output back into shape by eating a frog for breakfast every morning.
You have the idea, the information, the passion. I love writing. What if we combined our skills?
I heard an expert on a podcast theorise it’s time to stop asking “How are you?” as a greeting and my etiquette alarm wailed in protest.
This tremendous storm was blowing around us. Writing a geography assignment was impossible when a real-life geography event was happening right outside.
My father’s words terrified me; my future success was at stake. I knuckled down. I would worry about my identity and place in the world later. ‘Authentic’ was not a word on our radar back then.
Twenty years ago, I began escaping into the fantastical world of Robin Hobb’s multiple trilogies. I wouldn’t dare start the first book of each set until I knew the third was published. I was so absorbed in this fantasy world, I couldn’t face an unfinished story. In these books, Robin introduced...
How would you handle being interviewed? What questions would you hope they asked?
I quit Social Media in 2017. It was too good and so bad. When we adopted a rescue dog, I wondered what would happen if he joined Social Media instead…
What happens if we continue to ignore first-world ailments, especially in the face of unprecedented global health and climate challenges?
In a child’s bedroom peppered with an explosion of popular tiny plastic toys, tucked at the back of the walk-in wardrobe, I keep a large, battered, old trunk. Its clasps are so rusty that I hurt my fingers when I try to prise them open. I put this decrepit trunk in there when we moved back home...
I’m Rananda, a Sydney-based writer and editor.
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