"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it." – Michelangelo
Here are a handful of CREATIVE NONFICTION TALES I've written; real-life snippets of interactions with colourful individuals.
“Rules are there for a reason!”
We witnessed the standoff between the matron and the professor. Their noses were inches apart—neither willing to concede.
In the matter of sensible choices, I could only see two for our four-week elective period. Either accidental death by boredom, or a jam-packed adventure in an exotic location.
We feared him, long before we met him: Professor Pinkes.
He was a brilliant man. Notorious. Revered.
It always started with a bloody racket.
From the moment the ambulance driver took the turn, at the bottom of the narrow road, the wailing crept closer, tearing the night apart.
Landmines. The anti-tank types—requiring 60-500 kg direct downward pressure to initiate.
That reality clouded an otherwise pleasant trip in an air conditioner-less armored vehicle, while dressed in full military fatigue in the middle of summer in northern Namibia.