Of Fred and Sarah, #quote from Julian Barnes “Levels of Life”

The next evening, he watched her performance, came to her dressing room, and saw many of the same faces. He made sure to pay proper attention to Mme Guérard: having been in foreign courts before, he knew to recognise the power behind the throne. Soon – much sooner than the fiercest optimism could have imaginedContinue reading “Of Fred and Sarah, #quote from Julian Barnes “Levels of Life””

#DailyPrompt: All or Nothing?

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath We met in one of the new high tech shopping centres that opened in the city in recent times. I could not help noticing her, a tall, attractive red hair, with the most remarkable angelContinue reading “#DailyPrompt: All or Nothing?”

#DailyPrompt: Buyers, Beware?

I saw her eyes probing the object, a black square with no apparent feature. Behind the long eyelashes the green globes turned to me: – “And may I ask what the content of this thing might be, if any?” – “I cannot be absolutely sure… You see, like so many, I died in 2084, aContinue reading “#DailyPrompt: Buyers, Beware?”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Flowers

 Immersed in the city we missed you, and at times, a shimmer of light in the sky, a reflection in a girl’s hair, reminded us of you. We know that soon we will go back, to the solitary trails, to the sound of our boots on the hard rock, to the smile on her faceContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Flowers”

Daily Prompt: Opposite Day

If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally post images, write fiction. If you normally write fiction, write a poem. If you normally write poetry, draw a picture.  In your eyes I see the fire, and I, must keep my soul steady and cold for your judgement I fear as much asContinue reading “Daily Prompt: Opposite Day”

Daily Prompt: Earworm ~ #WritersWednesday ~

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week. As Gorgeous and I finalise our summer plan, the lyrics of the Bravest Man and the voice of Bobby Womack are following my steps through the day… “In the universe IsContinue reading “Daily Prompt: Earworm ~ #WritersWednesday ~”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Flight ~ #photography #longing

 We saw you, in the immensity of the skies, soaring, oblivious of us. A perfect geometry, beyond human skills, but not beyond our hearts. We wished you farewell, my lens failing to seize but a fraction of your beauty in flight. Then we turned to each other, smiling. And she said: “I know how toContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Flight ~ #photography #longing”