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Things Louisa Woods Likes

  1. Turning the shower up as hot as I can bear it and standing underneath it, daydreaming
  2. Being made a cup of tea by someone without them needing to ask how I like it
  3. “I love you”s that come out of the blue
  4. The contented clucking of my chickens as they scratch around in the garden
  5. Listening to my girls playing happily together (as rare as that may be!)
  6. A genuine thank-you
  7. Balmy spring days
  8. Handwritten letters arriving in the mailbox
  9. Getting a hello or a smile on the street
  10. Singing and dancing in the kitchen while I bake or cook

Louisa Woods is a mother of three, living in New Zealand. 

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Things Melissa Maehara Likes

  1. Drunk bike-riding on breezy summer nights
  2. Inappropriate questions/dinner conversations held at very proper dinner tables
  3. Godzilla
  4. Key lime pie…mmm — yes, key lime pie
  5. The contours of my back in a backless dress
  6. Driving fast in a snowstorm (when snowflakes look like the stars in all those science fiction movies once the spaceship engages in warp speed)
  7. Kitchen seductions: foreplay substituting for appetizers while cooking with my lover
  8. When people say “please” and “thank you” and “I’m sorry” and “you’re right” and mean it
  9. Answering questions about my race/ethnicity with blatant lies (lies that can continue, if prompted, with elaborate backstories)
  10. The fog — when it’s thick and low to the ground

Melissa Maehara is a writer, photographer and dinosaur lover.

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