Wherever you go nowadays that gloom, doom, pessimism, distrust, and cynicism prevail. Everything has gone wrong, apparently, no-one is to be trusted and we, both as a species and as individuals, are set to drown in our self created sea of murkiness and corruption from which we will never emerge. Look at the world around us, we are reminded, look at mankind’s history of savagery and destruction, and look at the mess that we are in now.
That is all to true, regardless of how you look at it, but by concentrating on what is going wrong around us, do we not often fail to observe what is going right, or maybe will be going within our lives, thereby leading us to an almost inevitable that nothing whatsoever can be done? When do we take time to recognise our “feel good” moments, those wonderful moments, however large or small, when things go well, and life is not quite as hopeless as it seems?
Within this group you will find such moments which I hope will inspire both readers and writers to look away from the problems that surround us or at least to put them into a more positive context where they are not quite so bad as they seems.
Please see below for the curret linkage to all such stories.
|Title||Synopsis Click here|
|A question of style||Two families brought together over a plate of sausages, cheese and jacket potatoes. A journey of rediscovery and of a new life to come|
|Dance with me||Two lonely souls come together at the end of a party, but what lies in the future, and how happy will they be|
|Entente Cordiale||Paris in the springtime and love’s first shoots unfolding deep within the Louvre. An endearing observational short story, and all under a famous smile|
|Heavenly indulgences||Get one step closer to heaven by a Dutch pancake! A tale of two friends and a bit of batter, both with a story and journey of discovery of their own|
|Slip Slop, Plop, and Gurgle||A gentle bittersweet story about family reconciliation and all set against a slip, slop, plop., and gurgling stream|
|The Onion Bubble Tree||“Why can’t I see the smell of an onion”? One young child, one harasses mum, and one simple question; yet a question that leads to a renewal of faith, and the remembrance of summer days long gone|
|The red headed Mermaid||A worn out author sleeps by the shore, will he ever be inspired to write again. Best ask the red headed mermaid who, upon his wakening, stands by his side. A soft heartwarming tale of cross generational hope and reconciliation, and all due to a rock pool by the sea|
|What’s up Popsi?||Everyone loves Popsi, and everyone in the village knows her, but why is she almost distant, and why does she want to cry. A tale of friendship, and acceptance within a community, all served up with cakes, biscuits, and sumptuous confectionery, and a pair of sugar coated hands|