The Date: Three Line Tales

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The ominous presence of the house makes me hesitate. I feel its hate but the woman I love is inside. Without choice, I creep to the front door as the house stares at me. I knock.  A man, her father opens it. The house is nothing; boy is her Dad scary. 

In response to Sonya’s Three 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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13 Responses to The Date: Three Line Tales

  1. calmkate says:

    lol straight out of the ‘Munster Family’ .. well done 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Her dad – not a guy I want to meet.

    Liked by 1 person

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