Challenger’s Choice

© irene waters

© irene waters

Stripped bare of flesh

long neck craned, one humped

 iron dromedary

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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12 Responses to Challenger’s Choice

  1. What a delightful sculpture and hardscape for the garden. Your words are sweet additions to accompany the image. Happy Phoneography Monday.

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  3. Love the rhythm of the last line 🙂

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed exploring yours and look forward to reading more.

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  5. FireBonnet says:

    Such an interesting sculpture! Very nice capture of it as well, and your haiku is lovely.

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  7. Enjoyed both of these. Can’t “like” right now for some reason, but consider it liked. Have a wonderful 2014.

    janet

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