Category Archives: Humor

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Somewhat spaced-out after a stormy farewell to a friend, I drove back from the Blue Mountains on the 30th December, 2014. Barely had I opened the door at home, than my phone rang. ‘Colleen here. How would you like to … Continue reading

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KNIGHT IN SHINING CHAIN MAIL

A chill London breeze whipped rain onto Liza’s trousers and into her soaked shoes, twilight swiftly descending. She took the map out of her pocket to check her location. I’m totally lost, she thought, feeling sick. The tube strike complicated … Continue reading

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VAGRANT

bewhiskered   bedraggled  bewildered sways across the intersection grabs an old beer can    from the gutter no wonder perth’s such a tidy city   we say even the vagrants   pick up litter ecstatically    he lifts the tyre battered relic sips  the last … Continue reading

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ROYAL VISIT

My alphabet has two r’s – oops! Never mind… Who could fail to admire handsome Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his beautiful Kate? Or not fall in love with delightful Prince George, a bubbling, squeaking, kicking, bundle of … Continue reading

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QUEST JOURNEYS

In the mythology of every nation, quest journeys abound. It may be personal – the search for identity, for a missing parent, or for an object. In the Arthurian legend of Sir Galahad it’s the Holy grail. Merlin, the Wizard, predicts … Continue reading

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ONLY THE LONELY

In the last thirty years reports of feeling lonely in the US have doubled. In many countries, including Australia, more people live on their own than ever before. The elderly are isolated by illness and frailty, many far from family. … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS What is happiness?  There are many degrees of happiness from a general sense of well-being, through elation, exhilaration and jubilation to ecstasy. It can arise from the miracle of being alive for another day.  It’s an ability to remain … Continue reading

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CAN YOU BELIEVE…

Mike was holding his daughter’s 21st birthday party in a small weatherboard hall, miles from anywhere. At forty-eight, his sister, Linda, looked vibrant and youthful: smart hairdo, trim white slacks, summery top. She lingered outside in the twilight chatting with … Continue reading

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Spring Clean

I’ve been having a long-overdue spring clean of my Queensland room and passing on some of the toys, books etc which I no longer need, and putting out stuff for the Council clean-up. I was surprised to see how many … Continue reading

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Anthology 5

The Committee were  reeling over  news that the spine was too narrow for a title. Surely there was some solution? Clearly, it was too late to add extra works, with all the editing, checking and content list changes  that would … Continue reading

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