Journal

Beauty in bush birds

16th February 2021
Beauty in bush birds The temperature persisted at six degrees above average for more than twenty-four hours.  Dry heat on the western side of the Great Divide in summer is never a surprise.  Mugginess is.  I yearned for the cackling heralds - the kookaburras – to signal rain.&n ... read more

Finishing touches on 2021 High Country Writers Retreat

11th February 2021
Undeterred by 2020’s annus horribilis, the High Country Writers Retreat and Festival at Waterloo Station went ahead!  We welcomed more guest authors, writer-retreaters, and readers than in our inaugural year in 2019, despite COVID-19.   The world grappled with the misery confus ... read more

Strategic Planning High Country Writers Style

14th January 2021
As always, spending an afternoon at Waterloo Station in its glorious atmosphere is balm for the soul. Peace and tranquility are ever present, yet there is always something, somewhere, that's being restored, refurbished, repurposed and created on this working rural station.   October ... read more

Woolshed Writers Tour

9th November 2020
At last! The Author Walk at the High Country Writers Festival in 2020 was the event that launched my new life as a fiction writer.  Prue Dudley adapted quickly, cleverly and graciously to my camera-phobia, thank you Prue.  Persistent rain, lashed by intermittent downpours, demanded a ... read more

What's Coming from January to July 2021

21st October 2020
From January 2021: The Waterloo Series – many more micro and short pieces underway, see Series for details. From April 2021: Micro Fiction Unclassified Series – pieces from my archives and new ideas waiting to be formed.    From April 2021: Short Stories Unclassified Series & ... read more

Open Invitation

20th October 2020
It is one thing to create and craft stories for our own enjoyment, and quite another to stimulate and inspire the minds of others.  In pursuit of the latter, I accept that my work is a constant, day-by-day, hour-by-hour commitment to professional development, from corporate writer and advisor t ... read more

Disclaimer & Acknowledgments

19th October 2020
Each story by D’Arcy Lloyd is inspired by one or more facts or anecdotes.  In the case of the latter, it is acknowledged that one person’s anecdote, whether first-hand or not, might not reflect another’s from the same situation.  Any facts or anecdotes, that inspire me, t ... read more