Tag Archives: Ocean

Roz Savage

Waves beat a tempo on the hull. A steady rhythm that drives back self-doubt, strips away bit by bit at perceptions I once held about my life.

Oars lashed down, I lean back and switch off my headlamp. Continue reading Roz Savage


Outside Green

Alice rarely showed emotion. Tormentors called her Stoneface. She hid the pain inside. Her life passed by one day after another, always the same. She talked to her plants. Alice hated change, wore green.

Dreaming, Alice held her breath. Continue reading Outside Green


This is a revision of a previous post. The revised part is the ending of the story, which I believe fits the spirit of the assignment of Writing 201: Finding Your Key Moment. The previous draft was terse and left much of what Irina was feeling at that point of the story up to the reader’s imagination. In this revision, I have tried to slow down that key moment of the story and convey her feelings more directly. Continue reading Outwitted


All that she could think about was escaping. Jean-Claude had been such a charmer initially, she had fallen for him hard. The trip to Martinique promised to be something special. Her friend Maureen hinted at ‘a proposal’ being in the works and they giggled together.

That had all changed quickly. Irina learned that Jean-Claude was a fraud, a con man. The tickets had been purchased on a former girlfriend’s credit card and he needed to get out of the country fast. Continue reading Outwitted