Author Archives: ashleighlou

About ashleighlou

Person, usually on bike

Special time

It’s that special time of the year when people are asking themselves what to do about the social media accounts they’ve deactivated for the holidays. ‘Should I go back,’ they’re asking, ‘and if so when? Should it be soon or … Continue reading

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THE RADIO

I’m at my parents’ house for a few days. The radio is almost always on. It’s talkback radio. I think it’s Newstalk ZB. New Zealand’s #1 Talk Station. During the day, the talkback radio is overlaid with the tennis commentary … Continue reading

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Just clearing the energy here

This morning I hurt my hand from punching a wall. My upstairs neighbours have been noisy – stomping and crashing – and I feel like I’m coming a bit unstuck. I could have punched a pillow, but no – it … Continue reading

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Fan Art

I just came across this terrible artwork of Thom Yorke that I did when I was 16 and it cheered me up no end.  

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Discontinuation

tūī vaunting themselves through the tree their song drawing fear off me like steam making my heart dazzle like a windscreen being spattered with bugs * a memory of riding fast down the hill with purple light streaming into my … Continue reading

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Pressure valve

Would I have to carry the inflatable Spider-Man around with me at home, or only when in public? Both. You must carry it around at all times. —‘FAQ for Entering an Agreement to be Paid $5000 Per Month for Life … Continue reading

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Bird Brain

I can talk for a long time only when it’s about something boring.—Lydia Davis.   Years ago I was rushing to work on a rainy day. I was in the first few weeks of a new job. I wasn’t used … Continue reading

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