BYLINE is an annual collection of short stories and poems selected, collated, edited and published by the writers in Tauranga Writers. The 2018 version will shortly be published on Amazon. My stories and poems are in each edition. You can read them in the Short Stories menu.
Show & Tell and Swordplay
A book orchestrated with the Tauranga Society of Arts.
Tauranga Writers provided an excerpt of a story or a poem and the selected artists created a painting from it. My offering was a fiction story. Read Swordplay below. Miriam's painting is below.
Miriam Ruberl converted my words into Sanskrit, pasted the 4 pages on a canvas, overpainted it with red ochre she makes from Rotorua's coloured soil, added real gold leaf then painted in black in one gesture, two sword shapes. (She actually did two paintings, a light and dark version).
The boy heard the clattering of hooves up the cobbled road, slipped unseen around the corner of a dark alley. He knew that some of the Council of Lords were attending the play. Word had got around that trouble had been arranged, something to do with a swordsman. He wanted to see the fight, if it was going to happen, but to keep out of trouble at the same time.
In the narrow street, people flattened against the stone walls of the city buildings as six fine horses approached, harnesses jingling. The horses coats shone, displaying the livery of each noble’s house. Read more...
A People's History of the Bay of Plenty
In 2017, the public of the Western Bay of Plenty were invited to submit stories of a snapshot of life in the region.From history to housing, school to surfing their anecdotes make fascinating reading of what it's been like to live here. Over one hundred stories were collated, edited and published by the members of Tauranga Writers.
Each author has their name on the front cover. A GREAT GIFT and memory record to treasure.