I was delighted to have three of my short stories published in ‘Water Stories’ a collection of work by writers from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, produced and edited by Natalie Sprite.
‘Bill’s Blanket’ is a tale sourced from a long ago trip to the centre of Australia and a week in the opal mining town of Coober Pedy. There is a kernel of truth to the tale and I do indeed still have Bill’s Blanket.
‘A Friendship in Three Parts’ tells of a short-lived teenage friendship between myself and Sandy. Thrown together on a cruise ship, we bonded briefly but found our separate ways on returning to reality.
‘The Mahi Mahi’ brings memories of my time in Mombasa and the game fishing I so enjoyed. Mahi mahi is the Australian name for dolphin fish, but in those long ago days, I used the Swahili name of felusi.