Which Way?

©irenewaters 2013

©irenewaters 2013

It was getting late. We should have known where we were. We were tired. We decided to treat ourselves to a hotel; give the tent a rest for the night. We didn’t sleep a wink. Mother Mary looked at us from every wall. The trucks rumbled by. We couldn’t wait for the next night – back in our tiny tent.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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3 Responses to Which Way?

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Those signs really pop. Great photo for this week’s challenge. I appreciate you playing!

    Like

  2. Pingback: Cee’s Which Way Challenge – No.16 | imexcited

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