Against the Odds:Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017

Life itself is against the odds. For each fertilization the odds are definitely against the billion of sperm that attempt the feat that only one will be lucky enough to achieve.


© irene waters 2016

From that point on we battle the odds, surviving the perils life throws at us, seemingly against the odds.


© irene waters 2017

But for all of us, one day we lose our gamble against the odds and those odds win.


© irene waters 2017

Unless you think, something just came up.

In response to the weekly photo challenge

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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9 Responses to Against the Odds:Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. An entire photo essay out of a simple idea – well done, Irene.

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  2. Al says:

    Nicely done – from one end of life to the other.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Truly a beginning, middle and end. I liked where you took the challenge. Clever …
    Isadora 😎

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  4. Pingback: Against the Odds: Lifeguards | What's (in) the picture?

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