The Next Best Present

The Next Best Present

The Christmas tree lights danced on the face of the sleeping old man, highlighting furrows of age and smudges of sorrow. This was his first year without his wife … it seemed longer somehow. She always bought the presents, wrapped them with a beautiful bow, and...
Gordo The Once Stray Cat

Gordo The Once Stray Cat

Gordo was a stray cat … or to be more precise, a stray kitten. No one can quite remember how this tiny wild kitten came to be in a pet shop in Northern Brisbane, but one day he found himself behind glass looking at all the humans who walked past. He came to...
The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

Today I am picking up the pieces of a life, not my life but someone else’s life. I am finding the shattered shards of a heart and putting them into safe keeping to one day be reglued into a whole. But, first, let me begin at the beginning. Who am I? An observer, a fly...

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