Musings and Blog Posts

Stop following a mirage

Written by Sofia Fortunato I used to be a daydreamer. I dreamt about how a better world would look like, or about the person I will become in the future. When I daydreamt, that person appeared to me as a talented scientist, or a children’s book writer-illustrator, or...

The subject of being a necessity

Necessary conditions for being a human (Mary Anne Warren): Being conscious, able to reason and to engage in self-motivated activity. The subject of being necessary - something that which is perceived to be needed. The word necessity has been rolling over in mind for a...

A Thought About Necessity

A craving so great Life could implode Or be jeopardised without it A precipice of die or survive The lynchpin of success or failure The agent The catalyst of lasting That which you don’t have Is a violation of...

Before & After The Storm

It was the day after a cracker of a storm that started with a pooling wind, cooling; that took not half an hour to ribbon through the heat she felt on her walk home. From city through park, past the resting race track, along the maroon and dark green terraces, up the...

It was a

Sydney, New Year’s Eve Feet lick the middle of the street and drips click in glee now the downpour's done. Dashes from the terrace, with the red door, she, towards the pops and crackles of the night's, everyone's, splendour. She stops on the pavement at the upper end...

Waves of resurgence

A poem by Cara Jade When past memories resurface Distant promises have faded Love gone and forgotten Still the breeze blows through with waves of resurgence Of a covenant once made and long broken Distant times unhealed and open As time moves on and you still remain...

Writing for counsellors

Cherie is a friend of Seaside Writing's founder, Alex Christopher, from high school. Cherie is a practising counsellor and mental health support worker and constantly considers how to improve herself to be able to help others. I have always felt that is a beautiful,...

The Sea And The Hills – Poem by Rudyard Kipling

Who hath desired the Sea? -- the sight of salt water unbounded -- The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber wind-hounded? The sleek-barrelled swell before storm, grey, foamless, enormous, and growing -- Stark calm on the lap of the Line or the...

Looking Deeper

By Tracey Uber-Cook Our Seaside Writing Guide for Wednesdays in Townsville   Take a moment. One Thing. Just One   Focus. Breathe. Look   Notice. The shape. The colour. The texture. The physical properties.   Then go deeper. The feeling it evokes in you. The physical...

Seaside Writing for Scientists

From Sofia Fortunato Scientist, writer, artist and Seaside Writing guide What is the picture you get in your head when you think about your favourite childhood author while writing? Perhaps, you imagine this person sitting in front of a computer all day (or a typing...