Enemy Friend – Chapter 2

Kindness Repaid The senior Oliver’s fought back. He was their friend not an enemy and he’d held the farm together for them during the war doing his part to support the war effort on behalf of Australia which he now claimed as his country. The brothers were appalled, and they were beside themselves with anger when their sister unexpectedly supported her parents in the fight … Continue reading Enemy Friend – Chapter 2

Chance Encounter Chapter 1

Lunch With Stephanie Johann Kavel checked himself in the mirror as he entered Rydges Hotel and noted to his satisfaction he’d been quite presentable at the Lutheran Church in Darlinghurst a short travel distance away from the hotel. Proper attire for church had been instilled into him by his pious German family for his ancestors had come out of Europe to preserve their faith and … Continue reading Chance Encounter Chapter 1

The Singapore Connection – Chapter 1

Precious Memories Stanley Alan Pengelly stood on the footpath overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was a familiar sight but as his mind turned back the pages of his life he contrasted the beach at Mooloolaba with the way it was when as a boy his father would bring them to this place for their half year camping vacation. He remembered learning to water ski a … Continue reading The Singapore Connection – Chapter 1

Lifestyle Choice

Waving bush and swaying tree Sends regards for all to see, Flying mynors in the sky Examine all as they fly by. Blue tongue lizard in the yard Pokes its tongue with no regard, Seabirds flying overhead Fly to coast for daily bread. Clouds in ever changing mode Look for place to shed their load, Sun shines eagerly on earth Coaxes flowers daily birth. Kangaroo … Continue reading Lifestyle Choice

Duane’s Folly – Chapter 2

Consequences Duane was swept downhill into the dam through to the concrete runoff and over the top into the raging stream below. The fence into neighbouring property had been destroyed by floating tree missiles and he swept through broken and lifeless. As neighbour Charles Matherson emerged later to begin an inspection of damage to his farmlands after the cyclone had passed on he was attracted … Continue reading Duane’s Folly – Chapter 2

Duane’s Folly – Chapter 1

The Storm Duane looked through the window anxiously. Trees were still bending under force of cyclonic gusts while pieces of corrugated roofing were peeling off occasionally joining sundry other flying objects on their path of destruction. His eyes opened wide in surprise as they followed the direction of a crashing sound and he saw one object imbed itself deep into the spreading fig tree now … Continue reading Duane’s Folly – Chapter 1

Sheila Carter – Chapter 4

Chapter 4. Retribution It was on a fateful day, months after the dance at their farm district meeting hall Sheila was shopping on a day off work in a shopping centre in the suburbs. She usually met up with family members in from the country for a day’s shopping and accompanied them as they shopped and shared a meal together, but for some reason the … Continue reading Sheila Carter – Chapter 4

Sheila Carter – Chapter 3

Chapter 3. The Young Doctor It was difficult at first to return to a regimented program at the hospital. The Matron was stern and wouldn’t tolerate indiscipline or shoddy work and that was OK with Sheila. She had an interest in helping people and soon became a favourite with patients. Her cheery smile won over most. It was very occasionally someone made a disparaging remark … Continue reading Sheila Carter – Chapter 3

Sheila Carter – Chapter 2

Chapter 2. The Attempted Conquest That was then, this was now. Sheila Carter sat and pondered the stories handed down to her as she grew up. She was mixed race but in her heart, she identified with her tribal ancestors. This had been encouraged by her father Neville who despite his white skin, tanned brown over the years from hard labour on the farm was … Continue reading Sheila Carter – Chapter 2