Writing of the Week The Gecko

Writing of the Week The Gecko

This short description from Jenny Neil in our Tuesday writers group meet up, OMG! (Our Memoir Group). It’s stimulating as much for the illustration as for the succinct and observant writing, which Jenny is happy to share with SSOA members and readers.

The Gecko

The gecko smiled on the hot rock

feeling the vibrations of the women’s dancing feet

imprinting their ancient stories

on the body of their mother

their country their land.


Written and drawn by Jenny Neil when she was at Tranby. Copyright Jenny Neil.


  1. Sharon
    31 January, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful! Made my morning!

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  2. Diane Harding
    31 January, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Very poignant - great picture in words. (as well as in the sketch)

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