Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 10-16 July 2019

Below are snatches of #hourlydaily conversations from the past seven days; overheard here & there.


Tu 16 Jul, 2019


Toddler places a few coins in the cup of a homeless man.
-God bless you, little man.



Mo 15 Jul, 2019

Woman to coworker.
-There should be some on the shelf.
Coworker checks the shelf…
-No the other shelf.




Su 14 Jul, 2019

Early morning. Mother in running gear with baby daughter. Playground otherwise deserted.
Baby sits on tanbark. Mother squats alongside, stands, backs away, backs away, further, further.
Holds up phone camera.
-Here Molly! Here! (Waves) Smile!



Sa 13 Jul, 2019

Waiter returns to barista carrying two full takeaway coffee cups.
-Err… I can’t remember which was which.
-Ahh. Don’t worry. Let them sort it out.




Fr 12 Jul, 2019

Public toilet. From behind the closed door of a cubicle.
-Oh thanks mate; I really appreciate it.
(Flush from next cubicle)
-Yeah. Yeah I am. Yeah. A bit embarrassing.
-Yeah, gimme 10 and I’ll call you back.




Th 11 Jul, 2019

Library. Quiet area. Child yapping.
-Dad, dad! Dad! Dad, what’s one hundred plus one hundred plus one hundred plus one hundred plus three?
-Oooh. Let’s see. How many hundreds did you say then? Was it four?




We 10 Jul, 2019

-I could have sworn it.
-I was sure. I told people!
-I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it DIDN’T happen.
-I mean, what else that I remember is false?

-Who among us knows which of our memories are true and which ones are not?





Last week’s #hourlydaily



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About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. One of his stories was judged as a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2021. He is married and has two daughters and the four of them all live together with their dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.

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