Presenting micro and short fiction pieces in:
The Waterloo Series
By D’Arcy Lloyd
Drawn to morsels of historical legacies, I am inspired to imagine how they might interplay with people’s lives today, and the places they inhabit. The premiere piece, Jeanette: The Belle of the Royal Easter is the first in a growing series of micro or short stories. I invite you to subscribe to access the story and to receive updates direct to your inbox, including blurbs of new stories.
Where or when the Waterloo Series draws to a close depends on when, or if, the inspiration from Waterloo Station, in northern New South Wales, dries up. It's a long way off yet, so I hope you will journey with me across more than 180 years of one iconic rural property’s life, along with the imagined lives I craft around it.
Goethe's quote serves to remind me daily that each of us has an immutable power to imagine, and through it a limitless capacity for inspiration and discovery. For how else could we know the world as we do today without our natural capacity to create and convey stories, fictional and non?
I will not, could not silence my imagination. Snippets of life glide across my neural pathways unbidden and relentlessly, then lie or perhaps circulate, waiting to be formed and shared. It is time to release them, and to make way for those and more that follow. I hope I speak to you in ways that inspire you to join me.