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Idoya
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Created 03 Sep 2021
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  • Fiction series: Four
    22 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    Te Porere - the flag of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki c1860s. Ina woke. Wednesday morning and the sun coming through the gap in the curtains made a glowing strip on the wall opposite, like the crack o...
  • Fiction series: three
    24 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    three Ina walked through the library foyer and stood in front of the lift. The green numbers on the wall above read second floor and going down. After a minute it opened and she entered. She loved bei...
  • Fiction series: two
    10 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    This is the second story in a series. The first is here. two It was Tuesday and the girl’s alarm went off at seven. The morning was grey and cold. She pushed herself out of bed and walked groggily to ...
  • Fiction series: one
    03 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    The second is here. one In the city around the corner, where the streets blur at the horizon, the girl sat in a small kitchen and made a sandwich. It was a salami sandwich, inside two thin pieces of V...
  • I could have been an anti-vaxxer
    26 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Hi everyone - happy daylight savings weekend! I hope your kids didn’t wake up at 5.30am and that your dogs ate their dinner when you tried to feed them at what they thought was 4.30pm! This Sunday’s s...
  • All the feels about Māori Language Week
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    I’ve been listening a lot since Lorde released her EP in Te Reo Māori; “Te Ao Marama,” to coincide with Māori Language Week. Not to the album as much as the conversation it created. As soon as I heard...
  • A photo of a crane lowering a concrete staircase into a metal ribcage
    12 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    A photo of a crane lowering a concrete staircase into a metal ribcage. I started this newsletter with a story about exorcism. Except it wasn’t really a story about exorcism, it was a story about growi...
  • I was eighteen when I was subjected to an exorcism against a spirit of lesbianism
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    I was eighteen when I was subjected to an exorcism against a “spirit of lesbianism.” I hadn’t told the person praying for me that I liked girls. But I went to the girls’ school where our pentecostal c...
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