Death is a heartbeat away

  I have posted this here before; I think?   1932, on a road passing Datjoin, heading toward what was soon to be known as ‘Wialki’, a place deep within the eastern section of the Western Australian Wheatbelt. A young woman held rein whilst perched high upon the seat of a cart, a cart that…

Deader than Good Friday

  The evening summer sunlight ran like gold through the trees and the bush behind St. Gertrude’s College. Shadow crept down the hill before it, and the mercury dropped to 37℃. Sweat, half an hour prior, had ceased dripping from the brim of the broad brown Akubra perched on my dusty head, and the route…

When the dead do more than talk.

  Christmas day, ten or so years ago.   The farm they lived on is about 25 km’s out of town as the crow flies.   Well above the 110 km/hr speed limit, the ten year old Ford Falcon was being edged along as fast as possible, but as safely as he physically could. An…

A truly horrible day

  This is a dreadful story, and 100% fact; I was there. My skin crawls at the thought of it, as my children, and those of our friends, are all around the age of those involved below.  I felt genuinely sick just thinking about it; writing it his taxed me, and broken my heart more…

Gutted like the trout she was.

  The evening summer sunlight ran like gold through the tree’s and the bush behind St. Gertrude’s College. Shadow crept down the hill before it, and the mercury dropped to 37℃. Sweat, half an hour prior, had ceased dripping from the brim of the broad brown Akubra perched on my dusty head, and the route…

Your life on my knife

  “Life Sucks”, it was the publisher that came up with the book title, not me. The title I really wanted to give it was “Should I Fall from Grace with God”, but no, “Life Sucks” it is.   Why the change? Apparently being a shorter title it is easier to remember, appealing to a…

Savage fist of love

  A Moora reality.   Right, I live in Australia, so I am Australian? Which means I live in Australasia, so I’m Australiasian, AND Oceania (thanks to the tectonic plate) meaning I am Oceanian? However, Australia left the Oceania Football League in 2005, and joined the Asian Football league, therefore I am Asian? Although, due…

My corpse at my feet

  My corpse is at my feet, and what I see on the ground before me appears to be that of a 22 year old woman; a woman 5 feet 2 inches in the old money, and is lying like Jesus on the cross, flat on its back and arms outstretched across the most magnificent…

Death tamed love.

  Windows, eyes to the soul of the house; this manor, abode, home, reflected the lights of the late model Citroen rambling up the gravel drive. One then two people alight from the magnificent juggernaut into a night brimming with moonlight. God’s breath teased the tree’s, bestowing upon the pair the heady scent of jasmine…

Strike Hardest

  Cold sweat and steady rain dripped from every part of her being; terror gnawed at her gut, and her nausea was overpowering. Lithe legged she ran, not ‘to’, but rather it was the ‘from’ that had her sprinting in sans bra and undies in a pair of old jeans, an older tee shirt and…

A reason to burn

  My name is irrelevant.   I am 45 years ancient.   War broke me fifteen years ago, and now I am incapable of working.   ♠   The aboriginals at the end of my street are fighting again. At least twenty, on reflection there are more likely twenty five, men and women yelling and…

Skeleton tree, the original Mercy Seat.

  It still amazes me that the sheer horror of Jesus and the resurrection is seemingly overlooked. Yes, it is celebrated, but the absolute blood laden carnage of the event still blows me away, is seemingly forgotten. Essentially, Jesus was a Jewish religious and political dissident, betrayed by a suicidal friend, cast out by his…