Always be seeking

Telstra Tower, Canberra
Telstra Tower, Canberra

Explore in earnest;
beyond immediate view—
view of a lifetime.

Companionship

Autumn sunset at the foot of Mount Ainslie, Canberra
`Autumn sunset, Mount Ainslie, Canberra

Self-isolation,
in natural surroundings—
medicare for mind.

Stark contrast

Mount Ainslie lookout, Canberra
Mount Ainslie lookout, Canberra

See the sprawling world
from up above a mountain—
humans are puny.

Finders, not keepers

Unable to bear more suffering, the old man returned the battered book to the library. It’d gather dust, as it was always meant to—until the true owner reclaimed it.


This is my entry for day 28 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: gather.

Restraint

“Only one glass”, my weirdo friend had warned. Bollocks. No way I’d measure my daily pour. I self-shrugged as the glass brushed my moustache—it’s water for goodness’ sake.


This is my entry for day 24 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s word: measure.