Something vaguely resembling Ruth emerged in the doorway as if from nowhere and held out a five dollar note. Her face looked like one of those patchy dogs with shades of grey and brown where the punches had hit. ‘Go down to Mings and get me a packet of Kool, you hear me. Here, take this, now bring me my fags, Kool, a packet of Kool. What’d I say?’. ‘Kool’, I said to myself, fresh is the flavor of Alpine, this is Marlborough Country, Benson and Hedges, when only the best will do, and isn’t that all the time.
Donna Williams, BA Hons, Dip Ed.
Author, artist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter.
Autism consultant and public speaker.
I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community.