The Event

Phillipe felt alive as his hand flew over the page, copying the manuscript by candlelight. He invited others to the Abbey to help copy texts that would be shared with the masses. Savoring the moment, he raised his face toward the brilliant stars peeking through the skylight. Stars made brighter by the absence of man-made light. After…

Grief

Looking over the railing, the people below appeared as specks.  He had stood on the tower for hours.  His friends told him to take each day and wake with one thing to look forward to. “What if there’s nothing to look forward to without you?”, he asked the silence. A hawk soared above the tower…

Thursday Doors: Peng Chau

A pleasurable, easy outing is to take a 20-minute ferry ride from my home to the island of Peng Chau.  Peng Chau is under one square kilometer and was formerly a hub for small industry.  Today, it is a sleepy fishing community. No cars are permitted on Peng Chau so it’s a peaceful place to get…

Haunting

Alexandra stared out the window.  “Why doesn’t anyone come around anymore?” Hugo said, “I thought you wanted them to stay away.” Alexandra shrugged. “When papa forbid our union, it was satisfying to watch him succumb to the poison you placed in his tea.  But, then I got chained up in this dreadful tower.” “Hey, the dungeon…

Remembrance

His daughter, Lilith, sang, “Today’s Remembrance Day!”  Louis’s wife peeled the pillow from his face.  “Chris set up the displays.” Louis forced a smile. “Okay, let’s go check it out.” Entering the Commons, Chris stood in front of a display of wood and shells.  He declared, “Once a year we remember.”  Lilith skipped along the display…

Thursday Doors: Flagstaff Museum

The Flagstaff House, built in 1846, was once called Headquarter House.  It served as the residence of the Commander of the British forces in Hong Kong. The building is a reminder of Hong Kong’s colonial heritage. Today, it is the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and sits in the middle of the lovely Hong Kong…