The Journey: Three Line Tales


photo courtesy of Gemma Evans via Unsplash

The officials were herding them like cattle and like sheep they followed, into the train carriages that were at the siding waiting.  The whistle blew and steam hissed as the train picked up speed. Gemma smiled.  She’d always wanted to travel in a steam train.

For Sonya’s 3 Line Tales

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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2 Responses to The Journey: Three Line Tales

  1. We must teach them to question more and refuse to follow so complacently.
    Well written, Irene.

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    • Thank you Sharon. We should always question. Your comment makes me think I was perhaps successful in putting the reader in mind of a sinister event about to happen. If that was the case I was successful although I wasn’t meaning to refer to specific events of the past although, like you, that is where my thoughts would have gone.

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