…….Lord of the Flies William Golding

I opened my eyes and felt restless, needed to go exploring. The wind was blowing from the southwest but was high, which made it a little tricky to land the boat on some of my favourite islands. I decided that I wanted to explore a favourite childhood haunt, Grassy Island and my husband headed the boat in that direction.


A loud cry…. “Humans are coming!”


“He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling.”  William Golding

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“Fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream. There aren’t any beasts to be afraid of on this island….Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!”  Lord of the Flies William Golding

Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!”  William Golding

There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws.” William Golding

Should we leave? Should we stay? Grassy Island has changed. What has happened here?

We found dead birds and this gaunt, skeletal one who couldn’t fly.

My day of trekking  fired my imagination……..but truly the island does have an eerie feeling. We used to have picnics here and pick blackberries but now it has a ghostly ambiance.

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In the winter, we would sometimes skate out here. That’s a long way for a little girl to skate, even if my pesky older brother was with me.

 There is still beauty here but something feels wrong.

Live you life with a sense of adventure…see the world through new eyes.:):)



“I am frightened. I want to go home.”     Photos L. Fudge

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