THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE

She could hear her mother's voice from the grave, 'Is it worth it?' The world tilts out of kilter. Sun sears her eyeballs. Cool tarmac against her face. Shards of broken green glass. A dent in a red metal bin. Memories of the night before. Anger and hatred. Standing firm. Too slow to run. Her … Continue reading THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE

A TALE OF TWO WORLDS

Palm trees and bright lights and smiling people. The glamour. The glitz. The full Hollywood razzmatazz. Over-turned cars and burning fires and desperate people. The injustice. The violence. The full social unrest. Cameras clicking and flashbulbs sparking and the crowd cheers. The gowns. The radiant idols. The elite on show. Cameras clicking and flashbulbs sparking … Continue reading A TALE OF TWO WORLDS

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

'How about this... Americans harnessed electricity,...' 'Yes, very good, Mr. President.' '...we split the atom...' 'Well, sir, technically that was a New Zealander.' '...we gave the world the telephone...' 'That was a Scotsman, Sir' '...and the internet...' 'Tim Berners-Lee was an Englishman working in Switzerland.' '...we settled the Wild West...' 'Maybe don't highlight our record … Continue reading EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK