I began my library career at the Jhb. public library, and while I worked there part time, I also completed my Library Exams with the SALA. Then I was headhunted by Ekom, as I'd specialized in information retrieval and they needed someone to obtain current information on various projects for their engineers. Later I moved to Control Data, where I learned all about storing such information on their large computers.
All the while, I also taught ballet, modern and Spanish, dancing in my spare time, as I'd trained as a dance teacher while still at school. After I married I ran two dancing studios for adults, where I also began to teach yoga and passive exercises. In my youth I danced for PACT for a while, but as I was still studying at the time, -I decided to give this up, although I continued to dance in various productions at the Civic Theater in Johannesburg. -Showboat, The Merry Widow, Guys and Dolls, to name a few.
As I'd also joined two writing circles previously, I'd been writing all along, - mostly short stories. But then an opportunity came up for me to include English Literature and Creative Writing in my studies, so this is when my writing career really took off, even though I never published anything until recently, when I first uploaded stories on a local SA site,then Kindle, Kobo and now finally that I've cracked the 'meat-gringer," I've loaded some new stories on to Smashwords, which I think is a really wonderful site for writers, as it forces us to confront all the issues and make certain that everything is correct..
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Saving His Words
Jonathan's book sold out in minutes, which was the last thing he'd wished for. He'd so wanted a photograph of himself surrounded by piles of his book and now all the evidence was gone. Then Janet came along and took over and convinced him that e-books were real books too and that all he had to do was to open the site were his book was listed and click on the cover to open it.
Point of a Pencil
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Do we really need to buy twenty-four pencils? a student asked. -No, not just twenty-four pencils, but rather twenty-four sharpened pencils, the lecturer replied.
Jenny is woken up by the sound of rap music and people talking loudly in her lounge and when she peeps through a crack in the door, she sees a number of woman sitting under hairdryers, one woman having a manicure and another woman serving tea.
Feeling scared and not knowing what is going on, she phones around for help, but the only person that answers his cell is Winston...
Bee whisperers remove bees without harming them and without a single person being stung during the entire operation. So as Beatrice believes that by saving the bees she will be helping to save the planet, she is aggressive in her approach to anyone that thinks differently. This is why she stormed into Harry's garden that day, when she saw a bee exterminator van parked outside his house.
The lights dim and flickering candles appear all around the marquee and as Cameron experiences a time shift, he finds himself attending an old fashioned wedding. He also sees a woman there called Darcy, who was once his lover in the distant past. This puzzles him, but it doesn't scare him, even though he realizes that something very strange is going on, that he is quite unable to explain.
Whodunit is an amusing detective story about how a parrot helps to solve the Barlow murder, as well as the stolen diamond necklace case. Cookie does this by learning to say, -Barlow did it, Barlow did it, Cookie wants a biscuit. And as you'll discover she is right up to a point, but not entirely right, as someone else also had a hand in the murder.
The Uncertainty Of Love
When old Henry returned to the hotel, everyone wanted to know where he'd been. So Henry explained that he'd seen a photo in the newspaper, of a woman he had once been madly in love with and that he'd gone off to look for her, as she was now living rough. Then he added dejectedly, that he'd not felt the passion that he'd always felt previously,so the detective told him to give love a second chance.
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The smiling face that floated on the surface of the pond, was not a reflection of Annie's face, so she leant over to see who it was. Then as her face touched the water, she felt something like an electric shock run through her body and she passed out.
A man found her floating face down in the water, so he hauled her out. Then he asked why she'd tried to drown herself, but she said didn't know.
The Wonderboom Prediction
The drought broke and it poured with rain and the old Sangoma told Lulu that she knew she longed for a child of her own, but that she was with the wrong man, who would soon leave her for another woman. Then after throwing the bones for a second time, the Sangoma predicted that Lulu would go on a journey, where she would meet another man, who within a year, would give her the child she desired.
the Chocolate Effect
Who knew Edward liked coffee fondant creams, or that he would visit the chocolate factory? And did someone that knew this, perhaps put something in the chocolates Edward ate at the factory, which caused him to see the country fair in the vacant ground opposite the coffee shop, where he later viewed the photos, which led him find out who his father was and also discover the fortune he'd left him.
At first, Jemma put the feeling of having butterflies in her tummy down to nerves, as she was going in for a job interview later that morning. Then when the butterflies persisted right through the interview and even afterwards, she began to suspect that she might be pregnant. She hoped and prayed that this was not the case, as the job she was going after was the job of her dreams.
Every Second Friday
Now that Ted was back in town, Dianna had been thinking up ways to edge him back into her life again. They had been lovers once, but when he asked her to marry him she'd said no and then turned around and married his friend instead. Her actions upset Ted, who soon moved away, but now that he was back and she was single again, she was determined not to let him get away.
The Tell Is In The Smile
Jason is a character from Susan's novel and when her mother discovers that he is the same character that she once used in her book, she tells her daughter that she needs to remove him from the story completely, as he once killed three people outside of her story, all because she did not bring him to justice within the story and allowed him to get away with murder. Jason's tell is his gold tooth.
A Distant Flickering Light
Tracy sees a distant flickering light out in the veld, where she knows there are no houses or bungalows. Then after staring at the light for some time, she begins to feel sad and think about Johnny, her husband that died recently. The feeling intensifies each time she sees the light, so one day when she is alone at the house, she walks out into the veld to see where the light is shining from.
The Monk's Jewel
The secret of the monk's jewel is that whoever steals the jewel from the monk, also returns it to him. Then in return he receives the insight he needs to turn his life around and make a difference to the world he lives in. The person also promises the monk that he will repeat the story of how his life was changed to everyone that he meets. In Jacob's case he later tells the students at his school.
In meeting your beloved there,your own small courtyard becomes the universe to you. (Quote) This is exactly how Annie felt whenever she saw Jonathan at The Courtyard, a cafe they both visited frequently, for either lunch or just a coffee.
She longed to meet him, but she felt far too shy to approach him or even smile at him, so this was where the waitress intervened.
My Mother, the Spy
Susan's mother tells her that she was once a spy for MI6 during the cold war and that she believes her life is now in danger, as she has recognized a man lurking around in the village. Susan finds this hard to believe, but after she realizes just how scared her mother really is, she decides to do whatever it takes to keep her mother safe.
Simon Becoming Simon
When his father's lawyers expect Simon to lie under oath to protect his wealthy father from going to jail, he decides to rather slip away to Paris, where he begins to earn a living as a watercolor artist. This is a challenging time for Simon, who has never previously held down a job, since his father always paid his bills, while he played around at arts school.
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