Author Archives: Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

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.

The Guest Cat: A book review

Originally written in Japanese by the poet Takashi Hiraide, The Guest Cat, is a novella that delights. The story is a simple one on the surface — a couple of freelance writers live in a guest house in the grounds … Continue reading

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Hygiene is important: Silent Sunday

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Property Value: 99 word Flash Fiction

“Turn round. Go back. If we bought this place I’d never leave it. This road is terrifying.” “No! We said we’re going and we’re going.”  Jemma, white with fright, surveyed the tree-dotted property  complete with a platypus populated cooling creek. They … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday: 18th May 2018 Noosaville between 8.15 -8.42 am

In response to Skywatch Friday where Friday skies from round the world can be seen.

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Lingering Luscious Liquid: Weekly Photo Challenge

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge liquid

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Barns or dilapidated buildings: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

In Australia dilapidated buildings and barns stand out. There aren’t that many of them. But we found in New Guinea all the buildings appeared dilapidated even the new. In response to Cee’s prompt/

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Life on the River: Wordless Wednesday

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