Wheels Down

This post is a follow-up to my previous post,  The Big Move  Wheels down and suitcases unpacked, I’m overjoyed to be in France.  Though our hearts and minds are with loved ones and friends in Hong Kong, during this tumultuous time, we are selfishly thankful that the protestors were dissuaded from occupying the airport on the…

Magic Book

Sofie’s note read, “Go to Aisle M!” Henri found the aisle where a brilliant red book stood out.  It hummed as he pulled it from the shelf.  Slowly, he opened the cover and flinched backward as the shelves dissolved.  He found himself standing in the middle of a forest. “You made it,” Sofie said, breathlessly. Years…

The Big Move

This photo encapsulates me today. I’m preparing for a move from Hong Kong to France. On this upcoming Monday in fact. There are protestors at the airport today and a typhoon (a literal one) on the way. I’m feeling stressed. So, I thought I’d take a break and write a post, and simply breath a…

Storm

I swim the peaceful waters, while gale-force winds swirl around me. A brutal storm of chaos and mayhem. Corruption and abuse with cries for justice and freedom. But, what can be done? Nothing. For victory lies in the hands of the powerful. Like a cyclone, it gathers strength and waits patiently to descend and devour,…

Thursday Doors: Queen’s Road East

These photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton. ~~ This is my final post on Wan Chai in Hong Kong. The following photos were taken as my husband and I strolled down Queen’s Road East. This is Hung Shing Temple which was built in 1847.  The altar inside was…

Missing

Another smooth landing on the calm waters of the glacier lake.  It was good to be home.  I hated going to town, but I needed supplies.  The gossip this time around was all about the missing woman.  She was nice enough but her husband was a brute. I added my two cents. “Maybe he did it!”…

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 said, “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…