FURRY FELINE TALES (2)

Molly   Dad sipped his cappuccino, and then licking his lips, he leaned over. ‘I have a mystery concerning Molly.’ A tram rattled past. How the three ladies in their designer clothes and ability to talk through their noses could hear their conversation, I’ll never know. Maybe the nasal accent was just the right pitch […]

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TRAVELLING WITH THE T-TEAM (9)

ROCKING ONTO THE ROCK—ULURU  Wheels falling off   Frozen to the marrow, I hovered over the fire. I spread my arms above the flames in an effort to thaw. Before we embarked on this venture into the Centre of Australia Dad warned me of the bitter cold. He wasn’t kidding. Dad shuffled around the campsite […]

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STORY BEHIND THE PAINTING (1)

  THE WAVES OF MT. SONDER [An extract from Trekking with the T-Team : Central Australian Safari 1981] In the dim blue light of pre-dawn, Dad and I tramped up the slope to catch the first rays of sun on Mt. Sonder. When we reached the crest of the hill, the peaks of the mountain flushed […]

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MY MISSION…

Originally posted on leeannemarieblog:
UNCLE RICHARD, THE WITHERED ARM AND WRITERS’ GROUP ? In 2008, Uncle Richard, playwright and author flicked through the wads of paper, an early version of my manuscript called “Mary’s Story”. He didn’t like Science Fiction. He called it “Soap Opera in space”. ‘Well, at least you have only typed on…

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Daily Prompt: Youth

via Daily Prompt: Youth  YOUTH IN LOVE   Pass the Peace   The sanctuary of the Adelaide City church appeared crammed full of young people; they squeezed onto benches, pressed up against the walls and almost were swinging from the rafters. So hip for 1980, and looking like Moses but dressed in mohair, Pastor Herrmann stood […]

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TRAVELLING WITH THE T-TEAM (8)

THE CURTAIN OF SPRINGS   Bulldust   Sometime along that rough-graded road, we passed over the Northern Territory—South Australian border. We passed no sign but the road, though still just a dirt track, really, became smoother, wider and much kinder to our poor trailer. But the bulldust that billowed into the back cabin of the […]

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STORY BEHIND THE ART

Painting: Wood for the Fire, Glen Helen   2013 T-Team Next Generation   The next generation of the T-Team converged on Glen Helen, MacDonnell Ranges. My family, brother’s family and my mum had planned this gathering in memory of Dad who’d passed from this life to the next the previous year. The day before the […]

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ART? OR WORK?

THE STORY THE CENSUS DOESN’T TELL…       An Artist’s Perspective       Census time again!   As I filled the forms out on line (two days after the due date—another story covered in the media), I had a Eureka moment.   I faced a dilemma regarding the work/employment section with questions: “What’s […]

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TRAVELLING WITH THE T-TEAM (7)

THE CURTAIN OF SPRINGS  Sprung Spring   The sun sparkled through the gold-green leaves of the river gums, and a flock of white cockatoos chattered in the branches. The air hinted warmth and enticed me out of my sleeping bag to explore. Dad had mentioned we’d be probably camping near Curtain Springs on our journey […]

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