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.

From blooms to survival: Delicate: Lens-Artists Challenge

Thanks to Ann-Christine for hosting this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge A small flower – delicate, fragile but sometimes looks can be deceiving – the will to survive in any crack or cranny may show a strength that belies the delicacy we … Continue reading

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Raindrops: Wordless Wednesday

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In Brisbane and Sydney: Street Art: Lens-Artists Challenge number 45

Thanks to Patti for the prompt for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge – Street Art Few street corners in Brisbane leave you alone to cross the road. This long legged man and a wolf in man’s clothing are there to keep … Continue reading

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Chinese Gardens: Harmony: Lens-Artists Challenge number 44

In response to Tina’s prompt for the Lens-Artists Challenge number 44 – harmony Chinese gardens have been evolving over the last 3000 years and have been built by emperors and other nobility to give pleasure or impress or by scholars as … Continue reading

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Shoes: Times Past

Sherri Matthew’s response to the prompt about school uniforms gave me the prompt for this month. Just the mention of platform shoes brought a memory flooding back and then as I thought about shoes other memories came unbidden. Are you … Continue reading

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Mainly Birds but A lot more minimalism: Less is More: Lens-Artists Challenge No 43

Thank you to Amy for hosting this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge where Less is More. Recently I did a study in black and white Minimalism For this challenge I will focus on colour.    

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Questions of Gender: 99 Word Flash Fiction

I was a girl. I wore dresses but I didn’t have those monthly cramps and pains my friends suffered. Lucky, I thought. Perhaps I was. Boys attracted me. I fell in love but no pregnancy happened for me. My friends … Continue reading

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