Lots of puddles to jump.

The rain is falling.
I open my email inbox.
A delight to find this:
Hello
 
Thank you for your entry/entries in Literary Nillumbik’s Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2018.
 
We are delighted to advise that your story has been shortlisted and is currently with judge, Maxine Beneba Clarke, for her final recommendations.
 
Congratulations!
 
This happy news will be made public today via our e-news later this afternoon and on our Facebook page.
 
To access our Facebook page from this link: https://www.facebook.com/NSCArts/

Feel free to like and share your achievement on social media.
#nillumbikarts #literarynillumbik2018
 
The winners will be announced at the Literary Nillumbik Celebration to be held on Saturday, 1 September from 2pm at Eltham Library.
 
An invitation to this event with further details will follow in the coming month.
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There’s a kind of solstice, all over the world, today …

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For my followers in the northern hemisphere, happy summer solstice. For those of you south of the equator, happy winter solstice and a joke you can tell only today:

I went to a fortune teller today. She said, “I see things have been a bit miserable lately, the world cold and grey, darkness growing. But do not fear, for the next six months more and more light will fill your days.”

I know, a pretty lame dad joke, eh? If you want more, check out my short story Dad Jokes.

PS: Do people on the equator celebrate the solstices?