Author Archives: Faye

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.

The Visitor brought Hope

After this climatically difficult start to our summer here in Oz, the stories of bushfires, loss of vegetation and native animal lives abound. On Monday morning, after weeks of drought, and then two days of refreshing rain a visitor came … Continue reading

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Life from a different perspective The craft group gathered round the community hall table.   It was a wild, wintery morning. Winds howled and shook the windows.   Frozen fingers were massaged inside woollen gloves. When eighty-year-old Ann arrived, she … Continue reading

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LIFE – height, length, depth

Good Morning!                                       A mid-week thought. Life is what we are ALIVE to.    It is not about length BUT about breadth. … Continue reading

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Crack-A-Mac and 2020 Adaptations

Good Morning!                  A thought and meditating on life’s changes. Queensland Nuts or Macadamia Nuts are encased in balls of granite-hard shell.   They are extremely difficult to open.    They are not … Continue reading

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Bouquets of Love

Good Morning! Today I opened the heavy door of this 2020 New Year but yesterday I read something so the sliver of this new day brings beauty in tragedy.     Although this is not about our fire tragedy it … Continue reading

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Ocean View, Santorini, Greece

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Ocean View, Santorini, Greece

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                              Good Morning!           This was not the post I intended to share here.    I have tried several ways to post … Continue reading

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2020 – WELCOME! – gently opening the HEAVY DOOR.

 Good Morning! I woke in the night with words on the wind. ‘2020 is a HEAVY Door – it needs to be opened to the future.   But……..’open gently and slowly – a little bit at a time.’ I was … Continue reading

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Chasing Butterflies

Good Morning!       On this final Sunday of 2019, I remember with gratitude the celebration of Christmas just past.  The Birthday remembered. Butterflies are recognised symbols of Love, Joy, Peace, Hope and New Life. Spiritually and prayerfully, I … Continue reading

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