Thursday Doors: Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai

These photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ Like last week, this week the photos were taken along Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The photos this week are of maps of Hong Kong with doors included. The artist who created the original maps is Rohan…

Second Chance

Melody shuffled aboard the train and slumped into her seat. Earlier that day, she received the bad news. I gave up so much for this job! She had moved away from family and put marriage on hold.  Closing her eyes, Melody slept.  She woke to the conductor calling. “Corfe Station!” A wave of déjà vu…

Thursday Doors: Lee Tung Avenue Area

These photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ The next few door-posts will be from here in Hong Kong.  This week and next week, I want to introduce you to an unusual and interesting part of Wan Chai, on Hong Kong Island, known as the Lee Tung Avenue…

A Mother’s Sacrifice

This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was taken by Roger Bultot. If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers…

Thursday Doors: Shopping in Seoul

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~~~~~~~~ This ‘doorscursion’ post is the last of four from my recent mother-daughter trip to Seoul, Korea.  For this post, the photos are an eclectic assortment from our food market trips and shopping bits.   Gwangjang Market Coffee and donut…

Colors

“So, why are you here, Alina?” the counselor asked. I sighed.  “Whenever I touch someone, I can tell what they are feeling by the color they emit.  I’ve had this gift for years.  But, recently, when I bump into some people on the street, a pulsating black cloud covers their faces, then blows away in a crackling…

Thursday Doors: Heunginjimum Gate

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ This is the third post from a recent trip I took with my daughter to Seoul, Korea. This week I’m featuring doorways and gates (no doors per se) at the Heunginjimum Gate. It was the main east gate of…

Safe

Aisha dreamed of marrying Sammid, but she was promised to her cousin, Jovan.  Aisha and Sammid were drawn to each other.  After a night of passion, Aisha found herself pregnant. She knew she must run or risk the wrath of her family.  Arriving in the nearest, safest country, she declared “Asylum!”  Agonizing months later, her claim…