Renovation | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

Renovator’s Dream

  Renovating: Along with death and divorce it is touted as one of the most stressful things you can do. I think I agree. Here are some things I’ve learnt over the last 8 years of renovating our house: We survived. Like Stuart…
Mammogram | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

The Marvellous Mammogram

The marvellous mammogram, I had one today Here’s my assessment, which way will YOU sway? It squashes a boob, this way and that To stop The Big C from having a crack I’d heard that it’s painful and awful and crude That your…
circle-of-women | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

My Villagio

Once you go through that whole process of the growing and the getting out of a baby, you’re then expected to rear it. Oh, look, I’m what’s called a mother…! Amidst copious other advice, you will hear, often, “It takes a village…
Turtle | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

Soulwater

My firstborn chokes and wheezes. Watching her, my soul is strangling inside, like a twisting, sucking drain. We sit on the sand at Shelley Beach, in the heart of God’s Country.  With us, is my twin sister, Sky – the two of us born…
Australia | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

Is this The LUCKY COUNTRY?

Once there was a place, Australia was its name And being the Lucky Country, was its claim to fame. It was girt by sparkling sea, golden soil across the Isle, Land of opportunity, wealth for toil, an easy smile. This land abounded…
woodstock show | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

Do you know what a tractor pull is?

Well, neither did I till I went to the Woodstock Memorial Show. It’s LOADS of fun, really, something you’d never see unless you went to a country show. You’ll find yourself cheering and holding your breath as if it were a neck and neck…
Fire | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

Fires They Are A Burning

Fires they are a burning, churning, disconcerting, Mother Nature’s fury learning, earning the respect. Respect the big and little, one’s age-twelve, do not bear When they light a fire, bring in ire, make things dire, Bringing…
Wheelchair || A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

Who’s choice?

If people won’t wear a simple face covering – pulling your skivvy up is acceptable for crying out loud – I am swiftly losing hope they will vaccinate to eradicate this virus. Here’s a story about the long term effects of people not…
Coffee Plunger | | A Way With Works | Creative Writing Workshops | Creative Writing Course | Felicity Lenehan

When the coffee is crap

I feel like a coffee grain in a giant coffee plunger at the moment: with a slow ceiling of pressure squeezing down on the whole world. There is no escape – the metal plate goes right to the edge sealing you in, and it just keeps coming, pushing…