Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch post Day 3

Time 1414 : Skin Cancer Clinic hot day nice to be in air-conditioning

1 minute until my appointment. That man could talk. I know about the wake he just attended for a friend he knew from bowls, what his father died from a year ago, his diagnosis of the car problem. I could not get out of the car as he wouldn’t stop talking. I was probably mad getting a lift with a perfect stranger but what could I do. I The car wouldn’t start, Rod’s appointment is 15 minutes after mine which gives him a chance to get it going. I can’t be late because I have a hair appointment at 3. I wanted to talk to Graham but it’s a pity he rang before I left so I missed lunch. My tummy sure is rumbling now. Hope I don’t have to have anything burnt off today. I must remember to ask about that thing on my arm. The new office is really nice. White with an off-white tile floor. Strange that he has a male receptionist. That’s unusual. Nice chap though. I really like the red glass vase and the glass frogs. The colours are brilliant and really show off well against the white. Even the tubes of sunscreen look good they way they have put them on the white bookshelf in a perspex pull forward drawer. Bit like a lolly shop.

I’m being called.


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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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10 Responses to Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch post Day 3

  1. M. R. says:

    Couldn’t click on the title and actually GET anywhere, Irene!!!


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  3. Thanks so much for the link. Thank you also for sharing your post. Sounds like you have a lot on your mind these days. Your life experiences sound amazing.


  4. Great stream of conscience writing. Always love the subtle language difference between English speaking cultures.


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