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Wonders can be found in your own backyard

“Look!” Cradled in outstretched toddler hand, a treasure. “What is’t?” I surmised immediately the origin and purpose of this newest wonder, I am, however, intrigued as to the deductive powers of my darling Cecily, so remain silent. “Maybe it’s a…” nose to discovery, intricate details examined close, “a…from a robot, like somthun’ that makes him move, a big,” arms held out wide to...Read On


Cloud Cuckoo Land

Carousel spinning round and round Painted horses guard the killing ground Houdini’s ghost lends a helping hand Save your prayers for Superman Charcoal skies and hornet’s nests Soldiers dressed in their Sunday best Behind them plays a marching band Welcome to Cloud Cuckoo Land   Mirrors reflect a blood red sea The lion tamer sips his tea Ribbon dancers comes undone Burning under...Read On


The Littlest Red Hood Chapter 2

Series: The Littlest Red Hood

One small battle changes everything.

She spent most of the next day getting supplies that she needed for her house. She knew that she had at least two weeks at home because word of new Weres never came until after the full moon. Werewolves were able to change whenever they wanted, but during a full moon they had to and that is usually what allowed them to be seen by their neighbors or friends. Sometimes, however, it was a...Read On



Thoughts and dreams and wonderment



Taking control

Taking control Fear The one emotion I never completely overcome  Even when sadness and Acceptance take over Fear is always Ready to take command  To love complete  A love that is from the very core  Commands the fear to be silent To find a peace  To remind my soul I am not alone  ...Read On


The Formula-X Grand Prix - A Fuel Story (SEASON FINALE)

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With the biggest event on the F-X calendar finally here, each racer looks to have the last laugh

31st of May - Season 1 Moodswing was smiling. This was it. This was what all his hard work was all about: the end result of all the blood, sweat and tears... The Formula-X Grand Prix. This was big. And it wasn't the case  just  because they'd held out on calling any of their previous pay-per-views "grands Prix". It wasn't  just  because this event would have a slew of special guests...Read On


Wandering Jack - The Curse

A cursed man on a long road to redemption.

I am here to tell my own story. It's not yet over and I will have to go backwards before going forwards in order for you to understand my circumstances. I don't much like the word damned, as it has a history of being so final. I resist that I am damned, although I fully accept that I am cursed. You see, I made some bad decisions. I am sure there is not anyone out there that has not. So, I...Read On


Broken Castle

Respect is the smallest gift we can bestow to our loved ones.

We shrieked. We brawled. We lamented. Our relationship which was meant to be a sacred sign of affection suddenly got reduced to abuse and combat. Somewhere it broke me apart. Getting respect, dignity and confidence seemed far away beyond my reach. He didn't hit me but his words went straight deep inside my glass built castle made of love and fondness and smashed it at all at once. I felt...Read On


An Innocent Soul

Think twice before intimidating someone.

She was again bullied by one of her seniors. She came back to her room crying. She was delighted to be a part of that event but had never thought it could turn harsh on her. She started scolding herself and took all the flaws on her own. She felt suffocated and unconfident for her ineptitude to enunciate among everyone. The girl turned against herself and kept blaming herself for the way...Read On


The Littlest Red Hood Chapter 1

Series: The Littlest Red Hood

One small battle changes everything.

“Don’t stop running!” the woman panted, dragging her son with her. The boy was scared and crying. He didn’t understand why his sister and father were not running with them. They ran for the hidden cave in the side of the mountain. “It’s a little further, son,” his mother said as she tried to reassure him even as her chest was tight with fear, rage, and grief. They made it to the river and...Read On


Fuel Season 1: Episode 32 - The Sports Entertainer

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Witness the final episode of Season One of Monday Night Fuel as Solo contemplates his future...

25th of May - Season 1 "Welcome to Monday Night Fuel." Solo Magubane remembered those words as if they'd been spoken yesterday, But, in fact, they had been spoken nine months ago. Solo hadn't expected the series to be such a smash hit success. He really hadn't. Particularly since the series didn't consider itself motorsports at all. Instead, it called itself 'sports entertainment'...Read On



Anxiety is not always harmful.

You are not good enough.  "Can you really do this? Or should I assign someone else for this work?" they asked. Once again, I started condemning myself for choosing this work. My mind got besieged with dark clouds of endless meaningless tho thoughts that gave a signal there was no way out. Insomnia hit me.  But a fraction of my heart that was still gloomed with conviction announced, "Even if...Read On



From sky to land, from high to low, my waters flow to you.

I've traveled many miles before reaching you. Fallen from vast heights, down waterfalls, rivers and through streams. My pollution is minimal as I have always kept moving. Now, I want to be a lake, never to leave you. A sanctuary you are to me. I feel safe, I feel clean, I feel fresh each day. My past is behind me. I have come a long way to be with you. As a lake, we must yet flow a little...Read On



As we wander ... a love story

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful Queen who gave birth to a handsome prince. He was pampered by his mother Queen. One day he said, "Mother, someday I want to be like you. I will be a beautiful Queen." He was born to be a king and as the year passed by he chose to enjoy living life as a Queen and loving every prince on her way. One day she met a King whom she falls in love but he...Read On


The Long Road Home. Chapter 21.

He took a small hammer and a chisel and began to gently tap...

Vienna, April 30 th 1944   Maria and Katarina settled into their daily routine, finally accepting that their recovery was not going to happen overnight. The long days soon became weeks which, in turn, became months. Oberstartz Ritter had been right about them looking after each other. Nurse Winter soon found herself to be virtually unneeded as the two experienced patients...Read On


Fuel Season 1: Episode 31 - Bound for Glory

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With only two weeks left, Touch Mkhize looks to become the biggest talk of the town.

18th of May – Season 1 Ever since starting in Formula-X, Touch had garnered a reputation for not doing anything low key. Of course this wasn't the truth, but Touch liked that people  thought  it was. But the truth was that there were plenty of things that Touch enjoyed doing that he preferred no one know about. Like when he visited his childhood friends in Egypsia. Touch was currently...Read On


Fire & Ice - Chapter 2

Reputation is everything, but all work and no play makes for a dull girl.

Jenna returned to her office after her breakfast meeting with Ray Evans excited for the rest of her day. He had been right about the Mediterranean Omelette, it had been delicious. She felt recharged and had a little more bounce to her step. She carefully reviewed the contract and legal forms that he sent to her email. They were quite transparent really, and she felt good about signing them...Read On


Underneath The Universe

Watching everything from the window..

The smiling couple, animatedly talked while walking towards the direction of the garden. They sat down together on a bench near a tree under the crescent moon and the twinkling stars. The girl rested her head on the guy's shoulder. They are wearing a uniformed hospital gown with a blissfully smile on their faces. "Wait for me at the crossroad. Where there stands a long white bench beside...Read On



Together we may do it



Fire & Ice - Chapter One

Reputation is everything, but all work and no play makes for a dull girl.

Jenna sat in the waiting area of Cox Consulting, she was early. She was always early for appointments. It was part of her success strategy. A strategy that was working for her. She was a highly trained professional. A consultant herself, she smiled inwardly that she was about to become a client to a management consultant, as a paid benefit from her company. Her smile widened as she reflected...Read On


Fuel Season 1: Episode 30 - The Duchess of Drag

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

Penny Potgieter learns the true value of being a monarch while on the highway to the Grand Prix.

11th of May – Season 1 When Penny arrived at the Fuel Speedway, it was in the back of a black Mercedes C Class. This hadn't been her idea. Neither was the paparazzi waiting for her outside the car. As she hesitated to exit, she thought about how this happened. It started at the first fan convention 2 weeks ago when the number of fans attending the downtown Civic Center had been...Read On



Thankless service but still serving.

She walked to the window, desiring to step from the dark toward light. Where was he now? Did she really want the answer to that? He was dedicated to a system that took more than it gave. It took him away from her. It always left her waiting for his return. He gave her everything. It was more than a job to him, she knew that. She loved him. She had sons by him and they loved him too. They...Read On



Missing her but comfort in remembering.

Man's best friend. With love in her eyes and her tail making wind, my Chippy. In the days of a boy growing to be a man, my faithful companion through thick and thin. As I discovered girls, a friend to confide in, knowing what was said will stay just between us. After many relationships and heartbreaks, Chippy always listened with those eyes of 'told you so.' Dog years are not enough as the...Read On



Police rescues welcome.

Ingrid, an heiress, was rich and beautiful. She got attention everywhere she went. Paparazzi followed her publicly and she was in all the magazines. Fame and money do not always bring happiness, Unfortunately, she got criminal attention when she went in search of a heroine fix. Found herself blindfolded, bound and gagged in a warehouse in the slums. Hefty sums were sought for ransom....Read On


A broken twig

What would you do, if you found a time-machine?

What would you do, if you found a time-machine? Yes, that's right. You would keep it for yourself, which is exactly what Geoffrey Maitland did up in the far north of Scotland, when he was recceing a walk from Shegra to Keoldale across the rocky mountainous regions where it was easy to get lost.  Well, it wasn't exactly a machine, more of a swirling void. Trouble was, he was an...Read On


Fuel Season 1: Episode 29 - Highway to the Grand Prix

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

With only 4 weeks left to impress, the F-X racers look to pull out all the stops heading to the GP.

4th of May – Season One SOLO AND STYLES "We're in the endgame now, brother," said Styles Sithole as he and Solo Magubane got out of Styles car, having just arrived at the Fuel Speedway.  Solo didn't even bother rolling his eyes. "Why are you quoting superhero movies to me, Jose?" Solo had gotten used to Styles so much that they'd even gotten to calling each other either by their...Read On


Can’t rain forever (part 09 final)

Julie completes her revenge, and at last things are as they should be

  I went to the beautiful Victorian mansion where the unaware Glantry family was still living, and I was accompanied by law enforcement and State Officers, full of warrants, documents and papers, and had them gathered in the patio, where I gave them the news. Their lawyers were all under arrest, the dirt they hid was out in the open, and their house wasn’t theirs anymore. They owned nothing...Read On


Checkered Flag

Sometimes best to stand alone in silence.

As the guitar strums blues and dark country my mind recalls some of what I have seen. It's best to keep it inside. Even my closest lovers don't know. Not that I don't trust them, but because I love 'em so. Bad enough I have had to see it. Judgment comes quick. I've come home alive. Done things best I could. One foot on the brake and one on the gas. Amazes me how much brake I have to use. Wish...Read On


Sunday Night Easter - A Fuel Story

Series: Stories of the Fuel Speedway

In the last stop to the biggest event on the F-X Calendar, the racers look for one last major win

26th of April  – Season 1 When Moodswing had explained that they would be reusing one of the previous pay-per-view tracks from earlier in the season, Glen wasn't sure. But at the end of the day, Glenwood Jacobs was the Vice President of the F-X Racing Club and Moodswing was the President. As much as he hated being called it, Moodswing was the boss. So Glen just had to trust that...Read On


Under the mask

Changes have happened New guidelines and rules Old ways are set aside For a time Smile behind the mask No one can see If you stick out your tongue  Or you are teeth free...Read On