Australian journey




BEYOND THE ASHES  2014 (26) Barbara's birthday at Uluru

The story takes us on a journey – a 1970’s safari coach trip to the inland.  The scenery changes from the red heart and the towering beauty of inland rock formations then back to the coast.  Scenes may changes but unresolved issues of un-forgiveness and sorrow travel with folk everywhere.

‘It’s the beauty the absolute beauty of this changing rock face that breaks my heart.  How could such beauty still be in this world when Stevie is not here any more?'(Raelene).

The tide was now full and swirling waves splashed against their ankles but the two men continued to walk up and down the golden sand.  As they talked understanding between them was forged.

Raelene breathed in the wind off the ocean and began her walk along the sand.   The pain in her heart did not disappear but peace began to flow although the sorrow was still real.

Martin watched as the last turtle returned to the ocean.

      ‘Thank You Lord for this day. Thank you for all the volunteers who helped with this rescue.

I remember Raelene and affirm my belief that restoration, forgiveness and peace will come to her whole family. a-men.    

       The surf now was a gentle sigh in the distance and all the baby turtles were safely in the ocean.




About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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