Ah, it’s finally here! Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #60 is out and it contains my poem “We Met in Dragon Shadow”, concerning what happens to a mercenary and the princess she’s rescued after slaying the dragon. Editor Sue Bursztynski said the narrator reminded her of Brienne of Tarth, which my Westeros-familiar friends had to explain to me but I’m quite honoured as she seems like a badass!
In other news, I’ve had a couple of extremely busy months. August was a whirlwind of social engagements and Beethoven concerts (!! oh my, if you ever get the chance to see the 9th live, it’s an experience like no other), September I went on a 1,500-km roadtrip to see some rocks with my rock buddy! To top it all off, earlier this week my lack of coordination gave me an eye injury. *sigh*
Later this month I’ll have a poem and a story published, both of which I’m very excited about. And hopefully I will get some time to cross stitch now that it’s less busy and warmer! My projects are so neglected… I wonder if I could try one-eyed cross stitching? Definitely no need for depth perception where needles and precise patterns are concerned! :p
My whole family would go up to Dongara every Christmas when I was young, and so I associated fig trees with happiness. My university has a magnificent fig tree which I would see every day when I went in by bus. Walking underneath it always lifted my spirits.
“Constant strong southerly winds” sculpt tourist attractions.
Earlier this year I had a trip up to Kalbarri and one of the highlights was visiting Rainbow Jungle, The Australian Parrot Breeding Centre. They had WA parrots I was familiar with, parrots from over east and up north and even some South American macaws. I’d highly recommend it to anyone heading up to Kalbarri.
More photos below!