#astoryadayjuly Facebook challenge

 #astoryadayjuly Facebook challenge

Here are the first two days of this challenge, posted on the first and second of July respectively. I’ve been very busy scheduling posts on my Jill Smith Aussie Author page.

elephant rock 1Day 1 of the #astoryadayjuly Facebook challenge
Local Attraction – Elephant Rock

We go for long walks each weekend and one of our favourite haunts is the esplanade from Kirra to Greenmount Beach. Sometimes we start at Elephant Rock where the Vikings Surf Club is perched at above a rugged rocky outcrop on the water line. It’s beautiful and an icon of the area.

elephant rock 2



For many years I had bad knees and looked up at the steep stairs at Elephant Rock as an impossible mountain to climb. Now after two knee operations and much-improved health, I delight in being able to take the precipitous steps to the magnificent view. The reward of being able to see the sea cascading in along the pristine stretch of sandy beaches is heart-warming.

elephant rock 3It’s also a place where Anzac Day ceremonies are held and the images of red poppies cascading down the rock in a river of blood are so moving.

Elephant Rock is a Local attraction and one tourists’ and gold coast beach lovers enjoy.



Day 2 of the #astoryadayjuly Facebook challenge

angus lying downScrub a Dub Dub

When visiting our son and his new wife and their large, friendly, big-eyed Bull Arab Cross dog, we sit in the yard watching the dog play with his rope, chew on his plastic toys and wag his whip-like tail in jubilant excitement. He also talks in a very dog whining whimpering way.

When it comes to bath time, my son and his wife have a special routine. Yes, Angus has his own shampoo, his lead is bought out and he’s tied to a post. Dog treats at the ready and the hose ready to douse his body they begin.

First is the water with our son following up with a sudsy foam rubbed in from head to toe. The dog looks at our son adoringly but still tries to back away from the hose. He wriggles and tugs until finally, our son rewards him with a treat then finishes off with a massive towelling off.

So, the grey hair now is white, and the tan pattern stands out. He’s a beautiful dog. Until he rolls in the dirt and ruins all the good work.

About jillsmith

I am an author of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world' now retitled Book 1 and Book 2 of the Ancient Alien Series, as I've written the third in the series currently titled Travellers. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. As a member of The Ten Penners, I've written six short stories in a collaborative our anthology for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales (released 2009), and nine stories including a novella in Mystery, Mayhem & Magic (released 2017). They are both available in hard copy and on Amazon as ebooks. I also contributed to 'Spooktacular Stories' a Share Your Story anthology launched in October 2019. I blog to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon and mum in law to Cassie. I lead a busy life.
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