Five Words: Thursday’s Special

Monthly, Paula gives us five words to use as we will. You can pick one or all and post one photo or many. The five words this month are setting, nubilous, motley, growth, and  nautical.


© irene waters 2017

It was a nubilous, cold day in our nautical setting, despite it being the middle of summer. The motley group that braved the elements and sat on top of the lighter shivered and became more varied as they added layer upon layer of varied, colourful garments. We were the first to spy specks in the distance. “Look” cried one woman. We peered following the direction of her pointed finger. Tree growth was apparent but as we watched and came nearer the town grew.



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 Five Words: Thursday’s Special

  1. bushboy says:

    Five words….one photo… clever 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paula says:

    Boy, you are so quick, Irene. I really love your style. Such a way with words, Spot on!

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. Arkenaten says:

    Excellent… and sharp as a tack!

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