May 14, 2017

Descent into the forest

Sweat beaded on Leanne’s brow and she started down the left path and descended into the darkness. The shrubbery became thicker, wider purple leaves mixing with the thin green leaves, blocking out the blue sunlight, she stopped sweating and her body cooled. The path narrowed as the ferns and bushes grew thicker as she descended down further away from the boys and her competition. The babbling sound of rushing water over rocks came in faintly, and Leanne sighed with relief. The path wound its way down the side of the hill and changed from light grass to dirt then to cold stones. The sound of rushing water grew louder. A gentle smell of cherries wafted over Leanne’s nose Leanne sneezed. She breathed deeply filling her lungs listening to the sounds around her, the air tickled her nose. She sneezed again. What is going on? Her […]
May 7, 2017

Forest Path

Leanne stood beside Barry and Greg in the entrance room, all of them dressed in the same white long sleeved tunic, that came down to their knees with a series of five buttons down the front. The room was washed in a white light and highly polished white walls and floor. They faced three air locks that took them out to the outside. The area around just outside this room led the arena of Mayors. Each new Mayor was chosen through this process, all applicants where put to the test and those that survived and came out victorious became the next Mayor. Leanne’s family had won the challenge five times in a row. Barry and Greg were her challengers selected from the population that the computer had selected as either a potential mate or as a replacement. “This challenge will determine your fitness […]
May 4, 2017

Change of thoughts

Hi guys, Thank you so much for staying with me for now a whole year. I have played around with a lot of different themes and ideas to carry this blog forward. My purpose was to showcase my writing and to help people come to discover my writing. I read a lot of blogs and research constantly trying to discover the best way to build readership and to let it be known that I have great works of fiction for people to discover. I came across a post that talked about the blogs that most authors do, they pitch a this is how I write and give out tips to other inspiring authors. Which is great there is certainly a market for that. I myself have learnt a lot from these sites, but that is not what I want to do. I want […]
April 13, 2017

Sparking Imagination Again

I remain quite impressed by the artist Lisana Gabriella‎ especially her work in the Science Fiction genre. This weeks images, featured to the left, depicts a cyborg woman sitting on her bed surrounded by computers and guns. Apart from being strikingly beautiful this woman has, like before raised many questions. As I mentioned in an earlier post, here, questions can lead the imagination down some incredible paths. The discussion around this particular picture mentioned the obligatory amazement at the artists work and skill. A few dared to talk about the fact that she had a collection of guns not just on the wall but on the bed with her. What struck me was that she was connected to either the computer or the gun by two wires that came out of her lower arm. Both her arms and seem to be mechanical in nature however at the joining of skin to machine it seems rather smooth, […]