On the train to Canberra the soil drowns in sunshine and not a lick of water can be found to quench the thirsty land. Kindle-ready strands thrust malnourished fingers to the sky as dust balls dance around sweat laden hooves, the woolly creatures morphing with the landscape, twins wearing the same colours. Scottish sticks stretch … Continue reading Scorched
It is a gift we humans have, to be able to ponder our own thoughts and distinguish our unique existence in a world filled with chaos, the mundane and mind-numbing repetition. It is a privilege to be able to think about our thoughts and take hold of deeper understanding. Let us always be diligent, … Continue reading Polymorphic Harmony
Photo by Dawn Armfield on Unsplash It’s not my fault, she implores as she flings herself across the tinder licking up the final drips of moisture, crying over every molecule ignited by her rage as her heart burns the land, leaving a sepia stain on the sky. I didn’t want to do this, she screams as … Continue reading Heat
I was fearless once. When my words spilled out recklessly, wild, untended - a garden let loose. Nothing else mattered but the words as they grew from my deep and flowered, majestic in their exuberance. For many sleeps my garden has been fallow... left to a seedless season until the rain started and the deepest … Continue reading Unafraid
Okay, so I am a little buzzed right now. Nothing life changing happened. I didn't have some grand epiphany either. But I have been doing something in the past couple of weeks that has been slowly but surely shifting my thinking and giving me an energy I didn't know I could have. You ready for … Continue reading Find What Makes You Tick and Let it Energise You
I had a list. It was to do this week. In fact, it was to do Monday. Then Tuesday, Wednesday... you get the drift. I got a few things done but not all. And I ate way less frogs than I probably should have too. I just couldn't get things together this week. My usual … Continue reading Why do we procrastinate knowing full well the fallout?
Happy Friday everyone! Gosh, it's been one of those 'how did we get here?' weeks for me. I hope yours hasn't been too full on and that you've managed to tick all your boxes 🙂
I was thinking yesterday about the colossal collection of articles I have been saving to read, like, for EVER, and thought to myself, 'Miriam, why be so selfish? Let's share these great articles and be generous for once'. So I said 'Sure, heck, why not?' And then I said to myself 'Why not, indeed?'
I tried. I really did. But then my brain started shooting off emails to the rest of my body and before I knew it, my stomach was replying to the morning instructions with growls.
Twenty minutes passed and I had fully constructed this post in my mind. Bugger. I'm fully awake now. Sigh.
Okay, so it's confession time. I have had a case of the dreaded procrastination bug for the past three weeks. Yep. There has been absolutely no reason for why I have not posted this next scene, other than sheer procrastination which probably equals a touch of the fear of failure 😛 But never fear - … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 1 Reminiscing
What a day. I spent most of it working on a submission for a scholarship to a writing academy in Sydney and realised that I also needed to submit a 1500 word writing sample from the novel too. Okaaaaay. So then I slashed my 1800 word opening scene to 1496 words. Then I sat here. … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 1: The Journey Begins