Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

Welcome to Bunuru, the Noongar nation’s ‘second summer’ season, the hottest time of year here in south-west Western Australia, where masses of white flowers will soon be in bloom (such as the marri flowers in this week's header image by Jean and Fred Hort). What a way to end the summer holidays, start the new … Continue reading Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

Aphis’s Gambit

This week saw my story, “Aphis’s Gambit”, published at The Piker Press, an online weekly journal of arts, science, fiction, and non-fiction. Aphis’s Gambit started life as a short story competition entry for the theme, “Today was finally the day…”. I will be forever grateful to my writing friends who saw its initial promise and … Continue reading Aphis’s Gambit

Mrs McNally’s Garden

It started with a pair of gumboots. My neighbour of ten years, Mrs McNally, planted bright red geraniums in each one, then got Mr McNally to nail them to their front fence. I watched him do it while I was mowing the lawn. They were bright and charming, those gumboots, with their scarlet polka dots. … Continue reading Mrs McNally’s Garden

Momentum

I’m driving, watching clouds,Seeing shapes, sometimes dancing, changing,Sometimes countries, trees, seahorses.Pale baby blue above the wisps,Shades of yellow, cream, bright greenDjilba colours by the road.Enjoying peace, quiet thoughtsDrifting as my wheels take me onAnd the sun graces the world with her rays.Another Subaru ahead, different model, Same age, same purple-blue, iridescent in the light,But also … Continue reading Momentum