The Loss of Summer in Australia

What does the future hold for my children?

The red sun and smoke-polluted sky in my front yard on December 3, 2019. Image by Melissa-Jane Nguyen.
Smoky sky in my backyard on November 12, 2019. Burnt leaves in my backyard on November 13, 2019. Images by Melissa-Jane Nguyen.
Screenshot of some spot fires from a video taken while driving along the Pacific Highway through Doubleduke State Forest on November 26, 2019. Image by Melissa-Jane Nguyen.
Smoke from a fire nearby with a water bomber overhead at the front of my mum’s house — taken December 31, 2019. Image by my mum.

Then came the rain

A big factor in distinguishing the NSW fires was a massive weather change.

A car underwater at the end of my street on February 8, 2020. Image by Melissa-Jane Nguyen.

Writer and editor. Writing about parenting, writing and life. Working on YA novel. Tea drinker. Book lover. Wife. Mother. https://melissajane.substack.com/

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