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a collaboration betweeen you and me

I have an idea and I’d love for you to be involved in this one with me.

All you need is a pen, a postcard and a stamp.

I’m doing a call out  for a writing experiment I’d like your help with. I’m addicted to  postsecret, found magazine and short short fiction and this afternoon I had a little idea bloom.

The bigger it bloomed, the bigger my grin so I thought what the hell, why not do it?

What I need is a postcard from you with a single word or phrase written on it.

I’ll write a flash fiction piece inspired by each phrase and image and post it with a picture of the original card.

This could be the beginning of something beautiful and inspiring and funny as hell.

My goal is to keep going until I get 100 postcards so do say you’ll play and spread the good word by passing this on to anyone you think would be interested?

Send your (handmade, store-bought, found, stolen, invented, commissioned, etc.)  postcards to

you and me

PO Box 92, Fitzroy

Vic, Australia, 3065

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  1. March 4, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    briliant! I’m in! (plus I’ll be using one of my very own postcards ;-))

    • March 5, 2010 at 3:54 am

      I had a look at your blog/shoppy and am honoured! Can’t wait… I can see my PO Box becoming my new favourite thing to visit.

  2. Michael
    March 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Hmmm, one word or phrase.
    Does the postcard need to be anything special?

    • March 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

      Hey, thanks for your interest. It can be as special or ordinary as you want it to be. I don’t really want to set any rock solid guidelines. I’ll be using both the word/s and image/or lack of as a spark for the written pieces. Whatever that ends up being based on is entirely up to you. Hope you send one!

  3. anya
    March 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I am dying to do this, but I humm and hawww about the best card to send. Maybe just a blank one, or a really kitsch one from the Big Pineapple (which I’ve never visited).

    • March 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      I’d be exactly the same… something beautiful and spare, or filthy and over the top? Which me to be today? I’m so glad you’re on board with this one… I know whatever you send will be the best spark.

  4. March 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Also… exciting news y’all, received my first postcard today!!! I literally squealed when I opened the little black box! Total props to postcardsfromthenorth.com and Adriana Glackin.

  5. Pauli
    March 11, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    consider it done although we spoke about my phrase @dinner last night and i cant remember what is was have u any idea? i doubt it as u couldn,t even remember the whole dinner part thing. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • March 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      Um… I think i drank a wee bit too much forgetful juice again. I’m glad you’re on board though. x

  6. Pauli
    March 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    i,m off to buy me a postcard and decide on a new phrase

  7. momokiss♥
    March 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    what a fabulous idea! i will certainly participate 🙂

  8. March 22, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Eager to participate. Found one today, will send tomorrow. I don’t know what you’ll make of it. We’ll see.

    • March 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      Can’t wait to get it, and that’s part of the fun…thanks for sending one!

  9. March 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    awesome idea! and I just bought an interesting postcard yesterday, posting tomorrow first thing 🙂

    • March 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you. I’m so glad you’re into it.. I like your blog a lot. Looking forward to receiving your card. Where abouts are you from?

  10. March 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Oh thanks… I’m in Melbourne too so shouldn’t take to long to reach you : )

  11. March 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Oh thanks… I’m in Melbourne too so shouldn’t take to long to reach you

  12. April 26, 2010 at 5:54 am

    hope it’s not too late to send you a postcard from Texas

    • April 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

      That just made my day. No wait. My fucking week! I’ve only written up to #15 and I’m not stopping til I get 100, so no, not too late. I feel all giggly. Your words are amAzing.

  13. Donna R.
    September 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    It’s now Sept. How did it go? Did you get up to 100?

    • September 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

      I’m up to #36 as of today, so still have a fair few to go. Send one in and spread the word and I’ll be your best friend.

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