Scorpio now available including my poem “Fait Accompli”!
Grade 4 – (me, front row far left) Happy days
The old school desk
weathered and dark in tint
in carved initials on wooden lids
mask secret lovers messages
I’m very excited to reveal I have another poem selected for publication with Deadset press (Australian Speculative Fiction) in their Zodiac series – this time in Scorpio.
Libra anthology is available now – including amazing stories written by very talented Australian and NZ authors
Virgo anthology – including my poem ‘The Thief of the underworld’ available on Amazon from the 12th September. The paperback will be available soon!
Available now https://books2read.com/CANCZ
Paperbacks available soon!
On Amazon website – The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
(7DayTale on twitter @BarbAnn )
Day 1 –
A long breath extended. What time is it?
How do I measure the length of time waiting for your entrance?
Day 2 –
I wait, while ‘time’ draws us closer to a place where the revelation that perhaps ‘time’ is all but a structure,
of a cartoon parody moving across a page perpetually,
with the power of the artists bare hand
Day 3 –
Caught moving in time,
floating in our lifeboats,
to the daily, weekly, yearly, movement of others
What time is it? Will the truth be revealed?
Day 4 –
Waiting for the break in time Staying quiet when the urge to scream becomes overbearing
When can I breathe without difficulty?
What time is it?
Day 5 –
Intimate voices whisper within the walls of silence,
creating an associated expanse and a mutual relationship,
of perseption and physical elements.
I wait in this confined space, for the show to begin.
Day 6 –
Are you real?
Are you just the artist?
Watching, waiting for my compliance to join in the illusion when the time is right.
Day 7 –
I feel light as a feather
Sunset is upon us
I wonder what time it is
I’m tired of this game
I’m ending the show
So excited that I’m almost hyperventilating!
My poem ‘Exacting Revenge is to be published with Aussie Speculative Fiction – Deadset Press
Qld, Australia, Rainforest (I think they are Clavaria)
of functional resources
by the future self
Shackled to the amygdala
Tragedy and disappointment
Handcuff your moves
Until the light fades
Reach out now
Delay the inevitable thoughts
that control each breath and take my hand
For my dear friend Rob
Etty Bay – Far Nth Queensland, Australia
A particular place
at a particular time draws us closer
Ah – here it is
Changes of appearance that were unobserved for so long
Indicates a probable occurrence
will be repeated
In a public display
Sunset – Tootgarook beach, Victoria 2017
of autumn scents
linger in surrounding tones
Taking the element of awareness
to a higher