Sacrifice

By MC D’Alton Sophie’s gaze ran up and down the long bronze list bolted onto the memorial.  Her eyes blurred as she blinked back the tears. The soldiers forever immortalized, never to grow old: Corporal James Stewart. Lance Corporal Cassidy Newman. Lance Corporal Shamus Bailey Wilson. The names on the plaque stared back at herContinue reading “Sacrifice”

Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare

By Melanie Page Not marble nor the gilded monuments Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme, But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone besmeared with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shallContinue reading “Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare”

Hi, my name is Melanie and I’m a readaholic

Actually, these days, reading is something of a treat. I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole into a strange, hand-wringing, hair-pulling, wine-sculling, chocolate-scoffing world of writing and editing. There I was, blithely going about my own business when a series of events, much like a large and well-dressed white rabbit scurrying past, precipitatedContinue reading “Hi, my name is Melanie and I’m a readaholic”

A Dark and Aussie Knight

By Melanie Page “Gimme your money! Now!” Carly took one look at the dude in the balaclava, some kind of thin, black handled knife in his hand. Sorry boss, my six week, ladies self-defence class isn’t up to it. Another gust of frigid August misery came through the open door of the petrol station. OutsideContinue reading “A Dark and Aussie Knight”