I contemplated publishing this short story for a long time, but a very good friend of mine reminded me today that I should embrace my creative writing again and get back into it, without the fears of publishing the unexpected (and possibly the shocking). This short story was inspired by a painting http://heidiyardley.com/w/light-possession-2009 : Dreams made Flesh 2009 Artist: Heidi Yardley. Never be afraid of what you compose, as our deepest darkest emotions can create somet
Winston Manor - LONDON March 1832 -1- As a new day dawned over London, it brought a traditionally overcast sky full of clouds, fog and light sun rays with it. A melancholic mood seemed to seep through the town’s servant quarters inside their manors, as busy butlers were beginning to wind up all the grandfather clocks that would act as a timeline for the servitude the staff would provide their masters that day. The upper-class society was already sitting in their comfortable d
Prologue Winston Manor - LONDON February 1832 While London's streets seeped soot through its gutters and drain pipes, rain splintered the morning air. Early workers shuffled around preparing for the day ahead, as local harlots returned home from the previous evening’s work. And as the lower class began its day, several blocks away in a much more upper class area of St James, two twin brothers were locked away in their study, procrastinating while staring at raindrops dripping
This is a quirky short fiction story I wrote at a time in my life where I was asking myself the question of 'who am I' these days. After having two amazing children, I felt lost as to what I wanted to do with my life. It began as a serious piece but as I wrote more, it ended up more of a comedy piece which I hope you all enjoy because what followed for me after this was a double degree at university in my mid 30s. The saying, it's never too late certainly rings true for me.
To be a writer takes courage, patience and a lot of editing I wrote an article for The Creative Issue in Brisbane in early 2016 and had the pleasure of interviewing a very special young lady for it. Paige Townsend is a young writer who has already been published several times and has won a handful of writing prizes on the Australian writer's circle. This was such a pleasure to work on and the results were a very endearing feature article and beautiful photographs that I manag
WOULD YOU HITCHHIKE? I am a firm believer that hitchhiking is possibly one of the most stupidest and ridiculous decisions a person could ever make in their life. For starters, you have no idea who the person is behind the wheel that has stopped for you. For all you know, he or she could be a crazy lunatic who just so happens to be planning your demise by kidnapping you, taking you out somewhere deserted and murdering you in cold blood. You have already made it so easy for
This short story was inspired by a screenplay I wrote. Having lost family to the Holocaust, I'm always inspired to write about this subject. After I finished the screenplay, my story of two Jewish brothers continued to burn in me, so I took another turn with it and visualised a few scenes which were untold and I came up with two different short stories which actually created one story from two different points of view. The first is is from the younger brother's point, remembe