Kia ora

Welcome to Backyard tales – a blog dedicated to travel, through storytelling.
Here you’ll find short stories to transport you, just for a moment, without needing to leave your backyard.

I’m Julia – a New Zealander living in the United States, and I love exploring the endless possibilities of words, language and expression.

From the blog

Flash Fiction: Oh sugar!

It’s Saturday afternoon. Giant wet droplets creating pools in the backyard make going outside an unpleasant option, so instead we’re partaking in an activity all…

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I hear the shutter click from behind me and flinch. It’s a reflex, I can’t help it. Every time I hear that tell tale sound…

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