GUNTER Herr Crankendinger cracked the switch on Gunter’s open hand. The lad, fourteen years old, the in-between of boy and man, clenched his teeth. He locked eyes with the scowling school master. Gunter had the urge to snigger. Not a good urge to have when the school master is beating his hand. Gunter […]Read more "THE CHOICE: 17th Century Black Forest"
BE STILL I go to the shops as I do every second day. At the checkout, the girl asks, ‘And how has your day been?’ ‘Busy,’ I say. ‘That’s good,’ the girl says with a sage nod as if involved in some conspiracy to keep me on the hamster wheel of busyness. In the […]Read more "BE STILL"
DETERMINATION Saturday, August 15 1981 MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia My nose tingled. I sniffed. The air was pure incense, untainted and frozen by the night. Then I groaned, my bones in agony after a sleepless night tossing and turning on the hard river bed. ‘Time to have breakfast if you want to […]Read more "QUEST TO CONQUER MT. GILES"
FROM KUITPO TO MEADOWS Everyone, and I mean everyone in Adelaide must celebrate Mother’s Day. And everyone and their mother go out—eat out, picnic out, filling the parks, beaches, hills and … Source: OUR MOTHER’S DAY SECRETRead more "OUR MOTHER’S DAY SECRET"
FROM KUITPO TO MEADOWS Everyone, and I mean everyone in Adelaide must celebrate Mother’s Day. And everyone and their mother go out—eat out, picnic out, filling the parks, beaches, hills and car parks. The whole city—and their mothers, jump on the bandwagon of “mother-worship”, the restaurants filled to capacity, and unless you book months […]Read more "OUR MOTHER’S DAY SECRET"
THE NEIGHBOUR’S CAT’S REVENGE I gazed out the window one Saturday morning, a year ago today, May 2. The sun shone on every blade of the many weeds in our garden, and the neighbour’s cat sat on our discarded toilet near the back fence. I had the beginnings of a Nasturtium garden in those old […]Read more "FURRY FELINE TALES"