Save My Business

Being a small business owner is hard. I have to deal with so much more than people would expect. People only scrape the very surface of what it’s like to have to run a business. Not only do I have several weekly, monthly and yearly expenses, I also have random one-off costs and problems arise …

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Wannabe Tattoo Artist

I think tattoos are so cool. Of course I do; I’m an artist, so I will naturally tend to appreciate any sort of artistry. Sculpture is awesome. Painting is even better. Tattoos? They’re just another form of art. The fact that the skin is the canvas only makes it even cooler, since that way it …

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Ideas of Fabrication

Lorcan stood and followed the crowd of vikings out of the hut. Gunnar ushered them along a narrow path to the shoreline.  As the group clambered down the rocks, Lorcan put his mind to keeping track of the landmarks they passed. He usually had a keen sense of direction, but this terrain had defeated it. …

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Can’t Leg It

Ronaldo’s mission to build a rat car started after he injured his leg at work. He had been scurrying through the New South Wales sewer network, delivering bedding supplies like feathers and hay to his customers, when he came across a cluster of cockroaches. There had to have been at least a dozen of them, …

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Training a Prince

‘How long do I have to do this,’ Harold frowned from beneath his too-big helmet. ‘It’s been hours!’ ‘It’s been minutes,’ his instructor rolled her eyes. Shara wasn’t accustomed to training children, but when the King had specifically demanded it… ‘Blade up!’ she barked and Harold slowly lifted his dulled sword from the dirt. Too …

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Needing Career Advice

I’m feeling dissatisfied with my job. Quite dissatisfied actually. As a company, we’re currently in a period of many people resigning and it’s making me worried about the future of the company. I’ve voiced my concerns to my higher-ups and it seems to go nowhere. It’s really worrying and it shows me that my work …

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Long Bathroom Renovation

I swear I’m in the process of the longest bathroom renovation in the world and the only person I can blame is myself. I can also blame that unfortunate global situation but that doesn’t really help anything. If anything, it actually makes me angrier. But that’s beside the point, the point is it’s my fault. …

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After the Storm

Those storms were crazy last night, weren’t they? I was asleep when it started, but I was woken by the wind. It sounded like a giant troll was battering my house –the windows were creaking, the bricks were shaking, and the tree branches were dragging themselves across my home’s exterior. It was pretty scary stuff. …

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