Aaron’s Quest

Aaron wandered unfamiliar streets studying buildings as he went. He was a recent arrival in Sydney. Many of these buildings had the run-down appearance of a once thriving community now in apparent disrepair. While his skin colour didn’t carry the tell-tale pinkness of a predominantly Caucasian population in most areas of this vast city darker…

Love Betrayed

  Seems it happened long ago So in love and fancy free, Paused to let her memories flow “Said he was in love with me?”   Longed to see him at the door Every evening without fail, Heart skipped when his face she saw Quickly moving down the trail   Then one day he said…

Fleur

Fleur sighed a contented sigh as she waited for the plane to come to a stop by the terminal at La Tontouta International Airport. She’d been too long away, but was back home at last. Glancing out the window at that familiar sight she smiled. Long ago she’d have been the one to stand facing…

Man’s Inhumanity

  Children of the cruel war stand dumb As from above the bombs rain down, Youngest sucking on her thumb Thinking in the dust she’ll drown. One girl rummaged from her treasure views An IPad dusty, covered brown, Wipes it clean to inputs daily news Trusting battery won’t let down; Hoping there to change how…

Another Day on the Land

  Dancing leaves all greet the sun Now the day has just begun. Pigeon coos to lend support, Finished with the insect caught.   Flowers reaching to the sky Bending with their dew supply Add to chorus morning came Flaunting colours without shame.   Clouds are peeping from on high On their perches in the…

A Day at the Farm

John lay comfortably in the grass watching clouds dance and swirl around a clear blue expanse. No matter which way he turned it seemed a strong breeze caressing his face was playing its game with those clouds. He wondered what it would be like to fly up and join them in their dance. The birds…

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

  James sat in his daughter June’s room watching her sleep. He found it relaxing after chasing sales for the commercial property real estate group he worked with. He’d started with them as soon as college course work was complete and degree results were in hand before looking at job opportunities. He’d always fancied a…

Mandy’s Christmas Present

  Mandy walked barefoot down the cinder track leading to Aunt Muriel’s farm cottage. The sharpness of that path hurt her feet, but she determined to be just like the other kids who removed their shoes as soon as they left school running as fast as they could to homes scattered around this rural village….

Outback Wedding

Shirley sat looking at the group of embarrassed relatives gathered around her in the front room of the log cabin. She glanced from one face to another as they busied themselves in small talk casting a furtive look in her direction occasionally. She shrugged and stretched. Something caught her eye and she picked up the…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 4

Conspirancy “Mom, what’s the name of the other English woman you work with at school?” Andy asked as they travelled home from school on their first day after vacation. “Andy, you know who that is, it’s Elizabeth Ho. Why are you asking?” Rebecca looked at Andy in surprise. He knew very well who it was,…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 3

Susan Ho The young woman resumed her impassive manner. “I’m sorry, I suppose you wondered why I laughed? You see I’m Eurasian and it was quite ironical for you to suggest I may have prejudice against you, I’d have expected the reverse. My father is Singaporean and mother English. They met at Oxford when he…

Oriental Jewel – Chapter 2

Sentosa Andy alighted from the cable car and began his familiar progress toward Siloso Beach. Looming in front of him was the back of the gigantic Merlion, symbol of Singapore. It occurred to him he’d never taken a photo of that imposing structure before and wondered where the best vantage point would be to get…