Author Archives: Floras

About Floras

I'm a 46 year old early childhood educator from Melbourne Australia. I have a lifelong interest in writing. It's a wonderful medium. I'm trying this course to see where it takes me. Look forward to reading others' work as well.

Sunsets and sunrises – Lesson 6

I see the wonderful sunset as it dips below the horizon. ┬áIt reminds me of the sunsets of my life. Life can have many sad endings. Yet endings need not be looked upon as sad, although it may feel that … Continue reading

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Greed is good – Lesson 5

Greed is good. What? I hear you say. How can it possibly be good? Well hear me out and I will tell you how. No-one gives you something for nothing in this world. If you sit back waiting for your … Continue reading

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My River (an analogy) – Lesson 4

This river I’m on keeps changing colour and consistency. At times all seems well. My boat and I glide smoothly over the calm, glistening water. After travelling this way for a while I think nothing could possible go wrong. A … Continue reading

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Haiku – The sunset Lesson 4

To see the sunset Setting on the horizon Fills my heart with joy

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People are colours – Lesson 3

People are colours. People are green. People are red and everything in between. Mother’s blue. She’s feeling low, but when she’s with her family she starts to glow. She’s now a gorgeous shade of pink, radiating love. We all know … Continue reading

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Sarina and her magic wand-lesson 2 revisited

Sarina often dresses up as a fairy. When she does her magic wand comes with her. One day she insists on going to day care dressed as a fairy and brings her wand with her. “Mummy”, says Sarina. “If anyone … Continue reading

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What if there was no colour? Lesson one revisited

What if there was no colour in the world? What would the sky look like, the deserts, the forests and the oceans. Would there be a sun? What would it look like? Life would be dull, dreary and depressing. Nothing … Continue reading

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Sarina and her magic wand – Lesson 2

Sarina oftens dresses up as a fairy. When she does her magic wand comes with her. One day she insists on going to day care dressed as a fairy and brings her wand with her. “Mummy”, says Sarina, “if anyone … Continue reading

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Lesson One – What if?

What if I could do whatever I want, go wherever I want if money and time weren’t an issue? I would own a beautiful new car. My own 2 bedroom flat, furnished just the way I like it. I would … Continue reading

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