An Absence of Stars – the Dark Art of true story.

‘I’ve got work to do,’ he says. ‘Me and the other writers and song makers. We’ve got to clean up the story, get back to the land, let the dark stories in so we can pass on a better future to our grandchildren. If you want to say it’s too late, that the whole place is going to hell, well, tell that to your kids and see how it feels.’ … More An Absence of Stars – the Dark Art of true story.

The Way the Light Gets in ~ song of the soulbird.

For a week now I’ve been in conversations with a bird. She is a small thing. A perky little honeybird who steals from Leonard Cohen …  Oh darling, little, sleeping one, what if the wound is really the crack that lets the light come flooding in?  I want to write the story of the soulbird and her magic. It may … More The Way the Light Gets in ~ song of the soulbird.

Through the window

I hit the boy in a daydream. He strolled his motorbike straight out onto the highway where my 50km an hour cruise in flipflops and sun dress was abruptly confused into a squall of bent metal, shredded petals and grating skin. It was a bright morning, the scent of papaya and grass smoke on the … More Through the window

Love bird

There was a story once, about a girl so in love, and so confused, that even though the man she adored was near her every day, she never once dared risk his attention. Years and years went by before, one day, she found herself beside him and, even though she was tattered from the heavy seas of … More Love bird

Winter Writers’ Workshop in Denmark, West Australia – June 20 & 21

Write it this Winter! The Good Medicine for Writers, 2 days in Denmark, WA June 20 & 21, 11.am – 3.30pm $200 includes delicious lunch and refreshments Limited Places. What a wonderland is the lovely little town of Denmark! I’m so in love with this rich coastal, forested region of the enchanted West, and delighted … More Winter Writers’ Workshop in Denmark, West Australia – June 20 & 21

Australian Stories # 1 – Before the magpie sung me up.

It’s eight years since I left Australia full-time to explore beyond these shark-bitten frontiers. At that time I was empty of stories and exhausted with the thin pickings of a suburban existence on a land that cried out for … what? I’d been living in the Aussie bush for five years and seen snakes, whales, … More Australian Stories # 1 – Before the magpie sung me up.

Eroticaaaa…..

In the garden, wet with rain, we went seeking a balm for our longing. There, folded in the petals of a flower, trembling in the heart of every leaf – the letters of a poem from the beloved. *    *    *    * First, find yourself humbled aroused electrified by a petal…. wet with rain. … More Eroticaaaa…..