Mum’s driving the station wagon, Jenny, Jack and Grace in the back. Butch and Becky in the footwells grizzling. Esky, bags, towels, birdcage. The back-back is full. Suitcases on the roof rack. Butch looks guilty. ‘Mum, Butch farted.’
Something Beginning With Chaos by Ash Rehn
Our family holidays were predictable yet anxiety-ridden occasions, drama always within striking distance. With dogs, kids and my parents own baggage packed tightly together, hurtling down the highway, something had to go wrong. It’s only now looking back can I see the humour of my childhood.
Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Nat V.
Ash Rehn’s short story, Something Beginning With Chaos, is written by Ash and read by Glen Morrow. The story is sound designed by Natalie Vella.
Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Pat Dog” and “Heliotrope”.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
Sound effects used in this episode by:
Door opening by sagetyrtle
Rustling styrofoam by giddster
Supermarket by Soundkrampf
Supermarket by Pacoc CC0 1.0
Dog skitter by luckylittleraven CC0 1.0
Car idling by leonelmail
kids voices fighting – Nat V
9th Symphony Finale by Beethoven- Public domain
Kids beach – BBC SFX CC.0
Radio – BBC SFX
Lamp Buzz by an_tony
fart by peridactyloptrix CC1.0