Ainslie Paton romance author

All Sparked Out

Spark is finito.  All 115K of it.  Tired now.

And now the BTA with some special guest readers on board will do their stuff; carve it up, tell me what’s missing, and importantly if I’ve managed to capture the time, the sensibilities, the language and the issues as well as write some readable crack.

If I was a nail biter.  I’d be down to the quick.

Here is a list of 70’s memories I got to play with:

  • Ice VoVos
  • Tim Tams
  • Flares
  • Jumpsuits
  • Silk shirts open to the waist on men
  • Beards
  • Sunnyboys
  • Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs
  • Deely Boppers
  • Pet Rocks
  • Sea Monkeys
  • Gumby and Pokey
  • Lemonade stands
  • Skyhooks
  • Olivia Newton John
  • Elton (no relation to Olivia) John
  • Jackie Collins
  • Platform shoes
  • The stigma of divorce
  • The slight against single parents
  • Nuns who hit you
  • Restricted trading hours
  • Colour TV
  • Kodak instamatic cameras
  • Yellow nail polish
  • Cheesecloth
  • Halter neck, tie tops
  • Terry Toweling
  • Chenille bedspreads
  • Coolite boards
  • Bungers
  • Throw Downs
  • Ball Shooters
  • Public Phone Boxes
  • Prawn Cocktails
  • Dragstars
  • Charlie Perfume
  • Mr Whippy
  • Scorn poured on Vietnam vets
  • Demonstrations
  • Neighbourhoods safe for kids to play unsupervised in
  • Going to London
  • Flick Footy
  • Football collector cards
  • Smoking
  • Boys fixing cars
  • Playing Evel Knievel
  • Jaws
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Getting the cane
  • Popping cherries with Glad Wrap
  • Post Traumatic Stress syndrome
  • Marrying young
  • Womens Liberation
  • Free Love
  • Cracker night

iced vovo

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