The sun came over the small village and the first signs of life began stirring. Looking down she watched the same routine unfold as it always did. A light came on at the Klein's house - the children had risen too early again. Lithe Jenny Wright appeared dressed in luminous jacket and running tights and … Continue reading MORNING ROUTINE
The first snow of the winter arrived. He looked out at the path and the fields, transformed, covered in a smooth white cowling. This might be the last time he would see such a sight, the pure untrodden blanket, but he'd thought that every winter for the last decade and still he soldiered on. Each … Continue reading HIS DAILY PERAMBLE
After Dad had passed away, it fell to Dave to empty out the family home. In the garden shed, Dave looked at the collection of oil cans. There was no use for them now and they weren't worth anything. He picked up one and opened the lid. There wasn't oil inside, it was something else. … Continue reading FAMILY REMAINS
'Meet me at our favourite spot,' she wrote two weeks ago. Today was the appointed time. She sat by the river watching the water rushing along, mirroring the tumult in her heart. Here they had first fallen in love, before circumstance and war had torn them apart. She lay on the grass, listening to the … Continue reading UNITED IN LOVE
'Digger!' he shouted from the back seat. Where did it come from, this fascination with any construction or agricultural machine? Tractors, cement mixers, dumper trucks, combine harvesters, even bin lorries - all of them elicited a squeal of joy upon sight. And so we all joined in with my son's enthusiasm. 'So it is, that's … Continue reading DIGGER!