The Handover – Monday Monologue

I walked right into a situation that I could have avoided if only I was more aware of my surroundings. I was preoccupied you see. There’s only 30 minutes for lunch and in that time we are expected to find food and eat it. In my rush to be back on time I missed the … Continue reading The Handover – Monday Monologue


Forgive and forget : Never Guilty

Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget? Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it -- you forgave them. Photographers, artists, poets: show us REPENTENCE. When  a man came round to my house to provide a quote to do some plumbing work something unexpected happened. … Continue reading Forgive and forget : Never Guilty

Mama Africa flash fiction story accepted at Ether books

I have decided to celebrate every little success, no matter how small, because I recognise that it is the small steps that add up and lead on to us achieving something huge. So, yesterday, when I received and email from Ether books letting me know that my flash fiction story (for those not in the … Continue reading Mama Africa flash fiction story accepted at Ether books

The day I think I finally got it

I had read this book five times already so what was different this time? I closed the book being careful to keep my thumb inside so I didn’t lose my place. I looked at the cover. Yep. Definitely the same book and yet somehow what I just read set off a light bulb in my … Continue reading The day I think I finally got it

The jazz man with the brown eyes

It took 5 years but I am here. At 51 this is my first long trip away from home and my now grown children. I look for signs but nothing is in English. That won't matter soon because I am here to learn as well as teach. I stop and watch people go by, taxis … Continue reading The jazz man with the brown eyes