The Delos Diaries: Part 9 “Naked Dune Day.”

The morning comes and Brian is excited about another day of exploring. “Ok, guys, there’s this dune we have to climb- it’s about a 3km walk there and then we climb the dune. So it’s probably about an hour and a half there and an hour and a half back. What you reckon?”

It’s Coming

The wave is coming. She can see it. She is braced for it. She takes a breath. Clenches her fingers… One. By. One. She looks up to the sky for a moment, the clouds dampened and smudged, The air wets the insides of her lungs, The chill leaves dew on her skin She takes another…

Salt

She turned, ash falling hot on her fingertips. She turned slowly to the sound of that voice. She didn’t want to meet the gaze. Didn’t want to square her body up to that person’s. Yet she didn’t want to retreat. The coldness from stone seeped into her spine as she slowly took a breath. One….

Looking for Nowhere

She swirled the glass before her eyes, staring at the dark liquid as it swished back and forth. She dug her toes further into the sand as she brought the cold glass to her lips, the rum spreading across her tongue and down her throat. “Oh man…” she murmured into the empty air, her mouth…

An adventure of caves, abandoned mazes, and wine.

This has been a good week. I’ve celebrated my book release in Perth city and becoming a bestseller in Australia, I’ve been on a road trip, visiting ancient caves, stopping off at an abandoned maze, visited a lighthouse and driven down to the southern most point of Western Australia. I’ve been on an epic full…

Personal Update Part 2

So, a few days have passed since my last personal update. Have things changed? I suppose so. A sense of clarity and realisation came in. I suppose I was holding onto a lot of things. Hope mainly. But I was hoping for the wrong thing. I realised my energy was misdirected. I could make myself…

Personal Update

With all of the current things that have been happening, I thought I would give an actual personal update. I moved over to Australia in November. It was a scary move. Leaving everyone was a tough decision but I found that my days had become repetitive. And it’s not just that either. I wanted an…

Burning

She thinks… It’s more than she can take. Her spine cracks under the pressure of forsaking various subtleties. Her mouth turns but she doesn’t feel the smile. Her eyebrow tilts but she holds back the full grimace. She can’t remember the last time it didn’t take effort. “What’s your name?” “Don’t touch me.” “You’re a…

The Contract of Maddox Black Extract

Chapter One My dearest Maddie, you must forgive me for leaving you. There is something I must do and alas I cannot bring you with me. You are too young to understand and I fear that you will not survive. Stay strong, daughter. There will come a time where you will see many a great…

Poison, Poison, Poison

I can feel it. Taste it. It’s in my bones, my blood, my breath. I like it. It’s chaos. It burns twists and turns. You see? I see. Forever isn’t long really. Not really. Eternity is longer. Feels like it’s been going on a while now. She’s got the moves, the grooves- you can see…

Stare. Part Two of “One. Two. Three.”

Don’t push me, she thought, teeth gritted. She closed her eyes briefly to the suffocating anger as it filled her lungs. Her neck twisted as a bone creaked in her spine, her jawline hardening as she looked slowly over her shoulder at the person behind her. Eyes clouded with too many whiskeys, his face was…