Arilu’s Baby

Sailing boat in stormy weather Tasmania Australia

Arilu was the only girl in her family. All of her brothers were attractive and confident, but Arilu was ugly and shy. She was a friend of my mother's. Mum got married young, and for whatever reason the society they lived in had an unwritten rule that married girls do not mingle with single girls. … Continue reading Arilu’s Baby

The Dawn

Dawn, city lights and clouds

Dawn brings the feeling of freshness. The night air drops its burden of moisture on the ground and the grass inhales in preparation for the hot day ahead. The noxious smell of shampoo wafts upwards as the workers get ready to drag themselves to the office. The birds don’t mind waking up early. They’re excited … Continue reading The Dawn