Rubber Dinghy Not So Rapid

Rubber Dinghy Not So Rapid

Hot tarmac scorches our eager feet as we scuttle down towards the sand. Me on one end and Mike on the other of his two-man rubber dinghy. Vinegar invades my nostrils as we nip past the kiosks. Negotiating the concrete steps with our ready-inflated vessel high above...
The Sea

The Sea

Long ago there was a time when I thought that all cities and towns in the world were surrounded by the sea. I believed that everyone had a beach that they belonged to. The sea is an important part of me, I close my eyes and it’s there, I hear the booming of the...

Gnomes

The poet extraordinaire, Brian Moses, published this poetry writing prompt on Twitter yesterday.  Following our brief exchange, this story literally fell out of me.  I would really appreciate some feedback.  It is a fifteen-minute first draft, as I was supposed to be...

I Don’t Want To

I’d planned to do some writing with my friend’s daughters Reneé and Chloé today. When the morning came, neither Chloé or I were really in the mood.  To make things worse, when we tried talking about this we were thwarted by a dodgy Zoom connection. I know...

Six Word Stories

A quickie from me today. Thanks for the inspiration Booklover2013! Hedgehog invaded Ant’s nest, chaos ensued. 🦔😱   Gliding through the water, lightning struck. 🏊🏾🌩️   Koala dropped the last eucalyptus leaf. 🐨😨   Koalas beware; Lotta’s in New Zealand! 🐨🇳🇿  ...