Creative Kiwis: "Write, Create, Innovate"

NZ sailor (Ann Landers)

from the original online creative writing course (back in 1997/98)

Dear Ann Landers,

I am a sailor in the New Zealand Navy. My parents live in the

suburb of Seatoun and one of my sisters, who lives in Palmerston North, is married to an


My Father and Mother have recently been arrested for growing

and selling marijuana and are currently dependent on my two

sisters, who are prostitutes in Auckland.

I have two brothers, one who is currently serving a non-parole

life sentence in Mt. Eden Prison, Auckland, for the rape & murder

of a teenage boy in 1994, the other currently being held in the

Wellington remand center on charges of incest with his three


I have recently become engaged to marry a former Thai prostitute

who lives in Christchurch and indeed is still a part time “working

girl” in a Brothel, however, her time there…

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