Amber and the town of Bright 3

Amber has started her monster clean up and without even realising it, she is integrating herself into the town of Bright.  What will happen when her last foster parents arrive with their own new foster child, the rough and tough, “no one’s going to help me because I am not going to let them in!” Roxy.

Read on ..  Amber and the town of Bright 3


Daily Prompt: Patina

Green patinas mark the surface

Hiding copper underneath

The pure pale orange tones

The metal that glissens

That conducts our electricity

Yet it is hidden under plastic or patina

Its age unknown

Is this like humans

Hiding under our skin

Can we ever really know who lies within?

via Daily Prompt: Patina


You wait for news

On tenterhooks

Unable to bear it

Unable to not

Will the news

Be good or bad

Perhaps indifferent

Angst and anger

Fear and dread

Nothing you can do

No words that can be said

You wait

Fill your time

Be busy

Not not be present

Your mind overseas

In a generic waiting room




Waiting to hear if she survived.


via Daily Prompt: Tenterhooks

Amber and the town of Bright 2

Amber continues the slow task of making her new renovators delight liveable.  She is starting to discover that people can be friendly and whilst the start of the story has a bit of a slow pace, hang in there because things heat up in Amber’s world as she starts to learn how to open up.

Amber and the town of Bright 2


Each minute, each second

It is the last

Once used, gone forever

It is in the past

Each hour, each day

Never to repeat

This week, that month

Once it is gone, hit delete

Every season, every year

Every cycle, every life

The child grows

The adult grows

The grass grows

The trees grow

To grow is to age

To age is to die

Life is a cycle that ages

Every second, every minute

Never to repeat

via Daily Prompt: Age

My name is Keegan and … 8

Ettore Chaise and the man Keegan know as Paw man have spent some time breaking down barriers, but things are heating up for Keegan in the form of unknown danger and a dying father who wishes to know him.  Keegan isn’t sure if he wants to get to know a dying man.  Will he go to visit or will he stay and investigate the Diore….

My name is Keegan and I… 8 

Don’t forget to make comments on how you want the next section to start.  Thanks to Ashley James for this week’s starter.

Tears Falling

At some stage in our lives we experience grief. When there was a person to grieve it is more understandable. When it is a result of a miscarriage, there is almost a stigma about it.  “Shake yourself off and move on,”  for many of us it is not quite as simple as that.  For those who experience recurrent miscarriages, every subsequent loss can get harder.  This is one of my poems about miscarriage and the guilt I felt at the time.

Tears Falling

Amber and the Town of Bright

I’d like to introduce Amber and my next novella to you.  She’s youngish and had a hard childhood growing up as a ward of the state.  She was not one of the lucky ones who stayed with the one family for years, but she has managed to be successful despite herself.  Her quest for success has led her down the path of the “Great Australian Dream”.   Along the way there are other wards of state, overcomming fears and her own past and skeletons she doesn’t even know she has.  Please enjoy Amber’s story as she grows to realise that she is pretty amazing.

Amber and the Town of Bright

Finding Serenity

via Photo Challenge: Serene

Somerset Look out

Looking west.

The Haze hides plenty

The distance more



Some days I seek

the 13 km walk

To get to Serenity


The Dentist’s Chair

Oh boy, I really don’t like dentists.  It’s not personal, I really hate the drill.  A poem about sitting in the dentist’s chair.

The Dentist’s chair

The uses of bite

The bite of cold

The bite of teeth

The bite of an insect

The bite of the jaw

The bite of a screw in timber

To bite in response to something someone said

To bite at a hook

To eat a bite

To bite someone’s head off

To bite the dust

To bite the bullet

So many uses for such a little word.

via Daily Prompt: Bite

The things students say and a teacher’s response

Okay so technically this is not a story, but it’s the end of the school year in Australia and I’m end of year tired.  Thus things students say and how I would like to respond.

Things students say and how this teacher responds