Ostriches: Three Line Tales


photo by Caterina Sanders via Unsplash

“Don’t be like ostriches; for heavens sake pull your heads out and let’s talk about what we are going to do about our ice flows melting and how we’ll cope with climate change.”

One turned and faced him with a fish hanging out his mouth. “Mate, it’s too late to talk so we three are turning brown, fishing to survive and suggest you do the same.”

In response to Sonya’s week 98 prompt.

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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5 Responses to Ostriches: Three Line Tales

  1. Funny and sad. With a gorgeous photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. No matter what Darwin discovered, he wouldn’t have found the Earth’s current situation attractive.

    Liked by 2 people

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