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Animal 12 stories

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Ode to the Australian Huntsman spider

"Huntsman spiders, members of the family Sparassidae, are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting. They are total assholes."...

Luke Simmons
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Business 7 stories

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The Devil is in the Detail

I had always thought replicating currency was the sole domain of shady, extremely successful gangster types so it came as somewhat of a surprise when...

Andy Thompson
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Ceremony 3 stories

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Fat Chinas

So I was at a friends christening and have reached that stage in life where people look at you with sympathy or fear as you sit there on your lonesome! ...

Daisy Shepherd
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Childhood 46 stories

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Chin Music: A Cricketing Lesson

I love cricket. I truly do. One of my favourite memories is being 9 years old and waiting in anticipation for Dad to come home from work so we could play cricket....

Andy Thompson
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College/University 6 stories

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Drunken Decisions

One ominous night out on the town with my friends turned out to be one I will never forget.

After a few hours at a friend’s place for a pre-drinks...

Kyle Michael Saunders
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Competition 3 stories

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I Am The Sexiest Man Alive (well, almost)

Earlier this year I was nominated as one of the top twenty sexiest men on the Gold Coast. Which is weird considering I'm not very sexy, and I'm definitely not a top of anything....

Chris Begg
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Crime 7 stories

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The Green Card Game: I Married an African Physician

“You do NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH A NIGERIAN MAN! They are NOT capable of loving even themselves. They can't help it” This is a post quote from, Kanwulia...

Tina Webster, M.S.
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Culture 25 stories

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Paris Hates Me

I apologise, in advance, to all the Francophiles out there but put quite simply, I hate Paris – or rather, Paris hates me....

Genevieve Frew
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Dating 7 stories

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No Speak English

My inability to string 2 words together or construct a legitimate sentence whilst talking to a woman I’m royally attracted to, appears to be my own p...

Jennifer Burke
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Death 5 stories

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Ode to the Australian Huntsman spider

"Huntsman spiders, members of the family Sparassidae, are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting. They are total assholes."...

Luke Simmons
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Disaster 14 stories

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Look Ma, no eyebrows

My mother went through hell with her eyebrows. Plucking, numerous depilatory creams, eyebrow pencils, eyebrows dyes were all disasters....

Helen Townsend
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Emergency 7 stories

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Getting shot at in Brazil

Many years ago, I was on a work-related road trip with my business partner & we decided to break up the return journey by stopping at a seemingly deserted gas station for a coffee....

Juvencio Santos
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Entertainment 17 stories

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Hold the Lemon, Please.

I worked as a bartender for a number of years in my early twenties and, when the hotel I worked for closed down, I applied for a job at The Roxy, a n...

Andy Thompson
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Environment 6 stories

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Geez yer money for charity. Irony.

I like charity. I give to charity but like everyone else I hate the harassment of it all. Whether it's on the street or being visually mugged of your...

Paul McDougall
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Family 51 stories

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Last reunion

Reunion with loved ones is a very precious thing. The photo depicts my 84-year-old mother sharing a spa with her three daughters in Caloundra when we spent a wonderful 3 weeks together in 2001....

Deb Williams
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Finance 1 story

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I slept in a bank

My brother, a friend, and me had driven from our camp site in Newquay (a seaside town in the South of England) to a party in Truro one summer, and th...

Ian Nuttall
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Food 12 stories

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Dinner and a Show

I used to live near a KFC and was a regular customer at this franchise when I had a hangover, which was nearly every Sunday afternoon....

Andy Thompson
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Funny 130 stories

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I'm glad I don't have to date anymore.

Dating is hell, time consuming and at times so stressful I felt like getting a cat didn't seem such a ridiculous idea after all. ...

Paul McDougall
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Home 9 stories

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Bless you! Now, where's the toast?

The night was clear, a light breeze was blowing outside, people were arriving home after work. Everyone went about their evening with no hint of the mystery that was about to unfold in my house....

Adsy
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Inspiration 20 stories

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How Lucky is She? It's only a tumour!

You know the scenario. The 'inspirational' speaker is introduced. She has survived a plane crash, he’s lost 90 KGs and has now climbed Everest, he’s...

Bill Jarrard
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Medical 8 stories

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Do You Want to See the Man With the Sourdough Legs?

I’ve always trusted doctors, including the ones who say “cut down on the drinking” and “would it kill you to go for a run every now and then?” I find people who distrust doctors troubled in the head....

Andy Thompson
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Music 3 stories

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It's a Broad Lic Nic!

I wanted to become a comedian when I first heard Bill Cosby. I felt the same when I was introduced to the Doug Anthony All Stars (D....

Andy Thompson
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Nature 7 stories

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Fore!

I’ve always been fascinated by nudists. It isn’t the wobbly bits that intrigue me (yeah, okay, maybe a little) but the driving force behind the compulsion to walk around naked in public....

Andy Thompson
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Outdoors 20 stories

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Ding! Ding! DING!

It’s the law in Queensland to have a small bell attached to your bike. For the uninitiated, this bell is to be used to warn meandering pedestrians yo...

Andy Thompson
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Pets 4 stories

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No Means No, Little Dude!

My first pet was a bedraggled kitten that was being mistreated by a pair of vapid sisters living nearby....

Andy Thompson
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Relationships 27 stories

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No Speak English

My inability to string 2 words together or construct a legitimate sentence whilst talking to a woman I’m royally attracted to, appears to be my own p...

Jennifer Burke
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School 11 stories

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Some Science Teachers Just Want to Watch the World Burn.

If there’s one thing I enjoy it’s a flagrant disregard of safety by an authority figure. Nothing made me grin more as a child than seeing my father m...

Andy Thompson
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Shopping 1 story

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I'm Not A Thief

Yesterday I'd been tasked with going to a bookshop to buy some maps for an upcoming holiday going in a 4WD from Broome to Darwin....

Steven Morgan
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Socialising 16 stories

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I'm glad I don't have to date anymore.

Dating is hell, time consuming and at times so stressful I felt like getting a cat didn't seem such a ridiculous idea after all. ...

Paul McDougall
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Sport 12 stories

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The Dream Roll

Welcome to the 1st instalment of the Dream Roll.

I am Richard Colman current World and Paralympic Champion in the 800m. ...

Richard Colman
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Summer sports 2 stories

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Happy Days

Her bare feet dance across the soft green grass, her body poised gracefully like a dancer mid pirouette....

Jamie J. Buchanan
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Technology 11 stories

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Our technology rules our lives

I haven't written a story for a couple of months , have I been to busy ,no ideas ,or just plain lazy ....

Ron Hailes
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Transport 15 stories

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You Have the Right to Remain Terrified!

While driving to work this morning I saw a motorcycle cop, who was winding his way through a traffic jam on the freeway, yelling at people who were using their mobile phones....

Andy Thompson
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Travelling 95 stories

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Paris Hates Me

I apologise, in advance, to all the Francophiles out there but put quite simply, I hate Paris – or rather, Paris hates me....

Genevieve Frew
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War 4 stories

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Memories from the mid 1900's

When the 1914-18 commenced Dad went to enlist but was refused because of his health, however Dad’s saying was “what I was born with I will die with”,...

Faye Harris
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Work 26 stories

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Getting shot at in Brazil

Many years ago, I was on a work-related road trip with my business partner & we decided to break up the return journey by stopping at a seemingly deserted gas station for a coffee....

Juvencio Santos
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