Wednesday, August 17, 2011


She screamed with all her might.


Jesus, I look like my mother!



Burka Woman was tired of being late all the time. 
She couldn't understand why Ned would spend so much time in front of the bathroom mirror before going out at night. He was quite insecure, often asking Burka if he looked strong and handsome  in his armour. Such neediness was unsexy. 
She decided at last to send him off into the desert, to sort his head out. It was very wise of her. Ned returned after six weeks, fearless and breezy, with restored confidence and zest for life. He and Burka built a new bath-house out of recycled timber and mudbrick, on the riverside lined with giant eucalypts and overlooking the calm water. Outdoor bath-houses are all the go for outlaws. 


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Deal

Ned appears to be listening to Burka as she outlines the pros and cons for making an offer on the Waler mare at the Wandiligong horse fair. Ned, however, is experiencing difficulty concentrating on Burka's reasoning, as he has recently given up smoking and is outlining in his own head the pros and cons of having one little drag of Burka's fag.