Category Archives: Iron Tales

Turbulence Alert

I love flying.
In my humble opinion, it’s the epitome of safety when it comes to transportation. I have never been afraid to board a plane.
However, like anyone else, I have had my share of turbulence.
The latest news about the Singapore airline incident due to severe turbulence has impacted a lot of the general public, especially those with a fear of flying.

Nevertheless, I am passionate about air travel. I trust modern technology, the pilot’s skills and experience, and my seat belt.

Yet another theory has emerged, pointing a finger at global warming as a partial culprit.

Take a moment to indulge in the video below and kindly offer your opinion.

Photo by the author.

Would you write a book?

Writing prompt
I was inspired by a post of a fellow writer on LinkedIn.

I have already had the privilege of having my writings featured in two anthologies, The Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I and Darker Objects.

I do not have this in mind because, in my opinion, there are two obstacles to consider: time and money.
These are typical obstacles, so what else is new? One might inquire… Writing a book necessitates unwavering dedication, RESEARCH, EDITING, and PROOFREADING.

If I had the time to start writing a book, it would definitely be a fantasy one. Simple stories of people living in a legendary land. In this, I can pour all my love for mythology and ancient narratives.

But the people would be very real, like in the stories of Alice Munro.
What about you?

Would you write a book?

Art – Roger Bonafé

How do you say “I love you!”?

Writing Prompt

I have crafted numerous declarations of love in verse:

He is fairer than Spring,
Wiser than my unread library,
Tenderer than a feather
in the newly-stirred autumn wind.

Also featured at Poetry’s Home, a Medium publication.

Art – — Vincent van Gogh. Source: Pinterest

Somewhere, There and Anywhere

Somewhere, There and Anywhere
are decent proposals of good-byes.

Uttered in different keys
Of Wisdom, Hope and Grief,

Launched in midnight dreams
and finished in the afternoons.

…That whispers in the wind
Cannot bear
in the prime of spring…

…Sending smells of Trust…
is autumn’s proposal of


Written on the 16th June 2015

In picture – Corfu in October by the Author

Seas move away

“Seas move away, why not lovers? The harbours of Ephesus, the rivers of Heraclitus disappear and are replaced by estuaries of silt. The wife of Candaules becomes the wife of Gyges. Libraries burn.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje’s words are plain wizardry about visible wars and the invisible, the ones we battle everyday with us, shadows, dust and smoke. Nobody has molded love and life in such astounding stories.

He was born on the 12th of September, 79 years ago, in Sri Lanka.

Art by Vincent van Gogh.

Love nebula

“Tenderness is the currency of love”

I believe that above everything there hovers a Nebula of love.
And randomly, one builds a stairway to the nebula and starts throwing buckets of love to you.

Because it is sweet and warm, you confuse it with wild rain drops in midsummer or huge snowflakes or just candy floss.

Whenever I feel the beautiful rain and the snowflakes thawing fire on my cheek, I’ll know you’re there in the nebula, dumping buckets full of love in my head…

Featured on Medium/ the Blue Insights publication.

Art – Haruyo Morita, Love Letter. Source: Facebook