Leo moon

The Leo moon watches me, catching autumn leaves, like when I was a child, delighted by their changing colours, myriad shapes that sparkle as brightly as stars in the sky; for a moment I study the leaves gathered in my tiny hand, the changing seasons pass me by so quickly, I long to name each…

Thursday fragments 5

The clock on the classroom wall was ticking so slowly that I thought detention would never end. I tried to write about Stephen in my journal, but each time the pen in my hand shook and the words just stopped. Instead, I wrote about the book ‘My Friend Flicka’. I had started reading it when…

Unwilling heart

Unwilling heart, embrace love, That thief, that stranger Who comes at night, Shunning daylight’s eyes, Soothing the sad sighs Of my unwilling heart.

Power of voice

I am a small pebble, Cast aside – unwanted, unloved. If you hold me in your hand, I will glow; If you hold me to your heart, I will shine. If you throw me away I will be lost forever. Lull me to sleep, For I shall not rest, Even with my eyes closed. I can sense…

Episode 26 – Saying goodbye

During the couple of weeks we were staying with Grandma, Dad and Stephen had hired a truck and moved all of our furniture and things to our new house. Mum said Dad had found us a big old house that was just on the edge of town and it sat in the middle of an…

Episode 23 – Stephen

One afternoon I came home from school to find Stephen laying on his bed and listening to the radio. His hands were behind his head and his eyes were closed. There were clothes carelessly thrown all over the floor. ‘You’re home early,’ I said as I threw my school bag on my bed. Lately he…

Episode 22 – Ellen leaves

A few weeks later Ellen and I were sitting on my bed reading books. I was laughing at a funny passage in my novel and Ellen was smiling at me because I kept making her laugh. Sometimes we went on like that for what seemed like hours, but Ellen was always the first one to…