150-word Walkabout stories published from January 15th to 21st.

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Last week I found a touching story about a writer's memories of her grandmother in Africa and the special foods she prepared. It left me thinking a lot about our various histories and memories and the health-giving benefits of our traditional food.

Mostly, I’ve been thinking about how much has…

Have you ever written a piece that went off wrong? A Flint and Steel writing prompt response.

This is not me smoking cigarettes or weed. I’m burning frankincense. It’s easy to get things wrong. Photo by Katie Michaelson.

Be careful what you write — you may be misunderstood. Or your story was understood perfectly. It just wasn’t the story you thought you were writing. Have you had that happen?

My first reaction when it happens to me is confusion. I didn’t say that! Reading through my words, I…


Beautiful childhood memories from Africa featured with your 150-word Walkabout stories about herbs and plants and home cooking traditions.

Photo by Ninno JackJr on Unsplash

Akidi is the taste of my village. It is the sound of my grandmother’s voice falling and rising as she sings and works. Nneka Otika

The Akidi that Nneka Otika speaks about is green peas porridge. In this week's featured long-form article, she relates a beautiful story of her childhood…

Katie Michaelson

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.

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