A Little Mystery And A Dash Of Gumption

Gingerly I lift the dress up from the shoulder straps. Not quite free of the suitcase, I lift my arms a little higher and lay it out on the bed. Smoothing out the fabric with my hands, I think: I might just yet pull this off. From half way around the world to London and…

Enduring Melody

Head bopping, feet tapping, body swaying, fingers snapping. Lips curving into a smile.  The music triggers a memory: of another time and place, fondly remembered. Of an island off Italy’s coastline where the cliffs plunge into azure waters and narrow alleyways of light-coloured cobblestones and centuries-old buildings cling to the steep slopes. Travellers from different…