Ashley Beeby

Diesel Mechanic and Writer

Writing as a woman and an academic in trade and as a creative in life.

Do Not Suck It Up.

I learnt the hard way that ‘sucking it up’ doesn’t work. Not long term. Whether it is a physical or mental ailment, eventually all that hard work pushing through the pain will return. When it comes back, it won’t just knock on your front door, it will burst open the door and you won’t haveContinue reading “Do Not Suck It Up.”

Orca.

Waters lapped,Currents swirled,Beneath my feet a worldBlossomed ripeLiked a fruit for plucking.Scattered light twirledIn an iridescent showerOver the surfaceOf my body, a flowerFloating on the ocean,Drifting in the bloom.I was alone yetI was whole in the wombOf the water.I tread lightly as the spiritRose highly,Black and white andRight and mighty.The orca of my dreams,Gliding withinContinue reading “Orca.”