For the first time in a long time, Horace stopped to look down the jetty. It was like a rifle sight that was aimed at the natural beauty beyond. The sun was shining, the ripples were lapping musically against the shore and life was beautiful. It was bittersweet though, because it was bad news that … Continue reading The Bitter Pill
Month: Nov 2019
The other day in Orange - a town that’s halfway to nowhere - they threw a guy in prison for treason. The media had a field day with the story, and what did he do? According to one broadcaster he “painted Orange yellow.” A newspaper harked “Outrage in Orange,” calling for the reinstatement of capital … Continue reading Lovely
The Five Ladies
A circle of ladies sit wearing fluffy ponchos and knitting woollen blankets. The bundles of fabric heap at their feet, blending into a homogeneous mass. Are the five ladies knitting five blankets, or are they each knitting one corner of the same five-cornered blanket? It’s hard to tell. The air was so clear yesterday that … Continue reading The Five Ladies
The Sounds of the Bush
The cacophony of birds before dawn makes it impossible to sleep. The humid air has condensed on the pile of leaves that I’ve heaped on top of me, but I’m dry and warm beneath. I can hear the bugs crawling through the pile, but as far as I can tell they haven’t bitten me all … Continue reading The Sounds of the Bush
Where Were You?
What was the first book you read? Where did you have your first kiss? What were you doing when your life took a turn? Ebeneezer remembers regarding his untied shoelace as he stood on the Brooklyn Bridge. He was nervously waiting for Maude to say yes to his marriage proposal. He’d ship out the next … Continue reading Where Were You?