The road beneath me
The light went green and I put my foot down. The car didn’t react instantly making my heart stop in panic before it squatted in the back and pushed me into the seat. My head tilted forward in concentration and for those few seconds the car and I were one being.
The rodeo is the biggest thing in our town’s calendar. The Mount Isa Rodeo, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, is known the world over with competitors travelling from the US to compete.
Photos on the floor
The golden marigolds sat in a crystal vase on the piano. I’d found the vase in a cupboard under the fancy plates. Photos had fallen out from under it.
Keep a knife in your pocket
“Has anyone seen Tyler yet?” I asked while peeking out the faded, torn curtains of the dilapidated house we were currently occupying.
Love by Chocolate
The lights were dimmed, and Isaac walked towards me holding a miniature chocolate mud cake with a single candle in the middle. He held my stare as he placed it on the table between us.
The light in the field
"Quick! Run!" Ricky yelled grabbing my hand and hauling me towards the old barn. We had been walking and chatting quietly through the farm with the sun setting behind us. We checked on the animals and closed pens and gates each evening while talking about our day.
The Rebels in Our Midst
"Come along, Princess. It's time to head back," my guard said quietly behind me. I continued to look down at my handheld water scanner, the dust flowing around my feet on the light breeze that came into the small cave we were in.
You are my summer fate
The desert sands burning beneath my feet, I keep walking in the heat of the day; My footsteps drum a rhythm, hear that beat,