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”

Spun Gold

[[ Here is a late Christmas story that I got distracted while developing.  I hope your new year holds recovery, healing, peace and joy. I hope you don't have too many  unpleasant challenges and when you do that you can see the silver lining, and being unafraid make those experiences part of the wonderful,unique person … Continue reading Spun Gold

Flea

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. Mike Townsend left his Census Officer Training with a spring in his step, despite … Continue reading Flea

Crazy 24h

At 1.28 p.m yesterday I quit the job I had for less than a week, following  a damn disaster I created in a busy kitchen over the weekend. Tears flow as I struggle to come to terms with all my realised fears, and the end of my fragile hopes of escape from the job search … Continue reading Crazy 24h