Frances Macaulay Forde

Rookie - 30 Points (Virgo / Born: UK, grew up: Africa, now living: Perth, Western Australia)

Frances Macaulay Forde
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So... my writing in a nutshell.

I was involved in film in the early 80's then divorce meant putting aside my aspirations although I continued to be involved in the writing world.

I switched to novels & writing for children ~ was even awarded for my efforts... Theatre and community involvement consumed me for twenty years. There was
always poetry... Then came university at 50!

Now I'm in love and married to the man I could have married thirty years ago and my circumstances have changed... I am happily writing full time ~ mostly
screenplays, poetry and short stories at the moment... I'm very lucky and finally living my dream! ... more »

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A Found Memory

Fossil: Dry. Smooth? Not smooth - rough.
Light! Weighs nothing. I move my finger
to slip over the top end and find smooth.
A clean cut. A harsh chopping off.

A crack has appeared. It's old,
dirt-encrusted, making the fissure
stand out from the beige of light
and dark mottled skin.

This portion of dead branch has been displaced,
into my warm, clutching hand.
It is bowed, perhaps with the weight
of brilliant blossom in fertile times.

But with age and exile,
the object bears no hint of past profusion.
No scar of leaf or flower....

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