Lumley, we’re off to the Bay [short story]

Lumley was somewhat restless, head on my lap, we were sitting on the stoep (veranda) enjoying the sunshine. A sugarbird was fluttering in and out, sipping nectar from the flowering cacti in the garden; it was meditatively peaceful, we were enjoying the quiet time together. I had not done much for the last few days,…

Lumley, shall we go find some rhino? [short story]

The excitement of seeing the elephants kept Lumley and me going as we trundled down the river bed towards the coast and the ‘Kop. A day later and I could see the bridge crossing the river, it was time to say good bye to the river and head into town. I stopped to breath in…

Chasing Butterflies [short story]

The sun was heading towards the horizon, maybe another 2 hours of daylight left, so the boy had to get a move on. He wanted to go down to the river, about a 15 minute walk down the hill through a settlement where the kids always came running out to tell him what they had…