Sophie in Silk

[ When I don't set them in OZ, I set them in some place from the land of magic realism or New York. Here's how  Sophie rolls when she finds herself on a supposed-to-be three day location shoot.]   It isn’t any old  Monday  a girl from Herb’s Deli and Diner gets to dress in … Continue reading Sophie in Silk

Photo (and prose) Essay

  May arrives in the south surrounded by smoky air of burnt leaves... Her blue toes and icy fingers stroke your hands and face at dawn... her heart carries warmth: russet red, butter yellow, burnt orange... fading to the practical colours of an Aunt’s woollen cloak. be arrested by her colours, her last potent and … Continue reading Photo (and prose) Essay

Sustained Metaphor: “May”

[ I decided this morning to personalise May, the last month of autumn(Fall) in the Southern Hemisphere, and play a little. My experience of May  is influenced by  a lot of time spent outdoors, and in rural or semi-rural areas. I hope you enjoy what is a dissonant sort of tribute to my favourite time … Continue reading Sustained Metaphor: “May”

Faraway by Rianh Wynne Silvertree

A story by Rianh Silvertree “Nestled in 110 acres of natural bushland the Mt Helen Campus of Federation University…” the wind whips the brochure out of the hands of Kelly Maguire. The blue and white promotional flaps from the doorway of the upper reaches of the Albert Coates Centre and stops abruptly, pinned by […] via … Continue reading Faraway by Rianh Wynne Silvertree

A Flower Story

My interest in the symbolism of flowers was sparked previously, and I wrote a story Bare Dealings. It is a weird episode involving romance and a naked thief (note that the romance was not with the naked thief).  The floral references, despite Bare Dealings being set contemporarily, are to the Victorian era symbolism of flowers. … Continue reading A Flower Story

That Pink Rose

The history and symbolism of the pink rose in my front garden, and of flowers generally, has become a topic of interest to me this week. Flowers symbolise not only love, friendship, and beauty, but also death, sympathy, unfaithfulness, and fragility. Concerning the specific history of the pink rose in my front yard, which has … Continue reading That Pink Rose