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Meghan and the Wheat Harvest

Meghan and the Wheat Harvest

Commotion in the golden fields, migrant workers shouting.  Master’s calming everyone. I pause my chores to open the kitchen door. Young boy, my age, skin and bones.   “Saved your kitten.” He’s holding Shock.   “What’s your name?” “Seb.”   “Where’s your home?” “Don’t have one.”   I give him a plate of ham, cheese, […]

Run Little Rabbit

Run Little Rabbit

He moved across to the window, gently pulling the curtains aside, watching the house across the street. Yesterday she came outside with her head bowed, trying to hide a black eye. He could see the gap in the Venetian blind as she looked for the school bus. A children’s goldenbook in the window was their […]

The Barista

The Barista

He was gorgeous.  My local coffee shop had never been so busy; every table taken with love-struck girls… all thinking the same.  Not that the new barista appeared to notice. Reluctantly, I returned my attention to my laptop.  My ‘mafia-themed’ novel wouldn’t write itself.  An hour, two latte’s, three paragraphs and countless ‘starry-eyed’ glances at […]

Trouble In Paradise

Trouble In Paradise

Angelica’s had enough of this place. Everyone is too nice, nothing but sweetness and light. Really, an occasional puzzled frown or heartfelt tear wouldn’t go amiss. And the music – please! All that la-la-la-ing is getting old fast, not to mention the blasted harp night and day. Oh for a bit of birdsong, or better […]

Going Dancing

Going Dancing

Which dress?  The burgundy, too severe. The ruffled pink, too frivolous. The swirling silk, the color of sunset –  just right. Shoes? Red stilettos, too tight.  Sky-blue slippers, too loose. Open-toed cross-strapped sandals – just right. My hair?  Piled up and pinned, too serious.  Flowing free, too casual. A jewel-studded ponytail? Definitely just right. I […]

Soul Cleaver

Soul Cleaver

I sank to my knees, sword loose in my hand. The adrenaline that fuelled me through my battle with the wyvern burned away. Wearily my chin dropped to my chest. The long, laborious battle with the wyvern would leave scars; my shield splintered early, split by the beast’s wicked tail. If it hadn’t been for […]

The Final Wish

The Final Wish

“I can’t stand noisy crowds!” Cordelia yelled at the Genie, “I wish I had something that stops time for everyone except me.” “Really?” he asked. “You do remember, this is your final wish?” “Of course I do.” Cordelia tutted, anger only abating as a gold chain and pendant settled heavily around her neck. “So, what […]

Golden Memories

Golden Memories

The renovations took longer than planned and came in over budget, but today ‘Golden Memories’, the cabin in the woods, was ‘open for business’. Standing on the veranda, Sarah waited in anticipation the arrival of her first guests.  She’d hand-picked each and knew she’d chosen well.  They would arrive as strangers and leave as friends, […]

Why Indeed

Why Indeed

Yoga class is so much nicer without Cathy. Her slender body could form any pose, and her coppery hair remained unruffled, shining. Our instructor Matt adoringly called her “Golden Serpent”.  Not only was Golden Serpent beautiful and supple, but she was articulate and well-read.  “Why do we do things that aren’t good for us?”  Matt’s […]

Longed

Longed

The wind cuts through the holes in my blanket.  I think about life, how it changes in an instant – no apology – no reason given! Almost a year now – chink of a coin tossed, not enough for a soup. Of those who pass by – the smell of the polished shoe, the well […]

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