Category: From the Desk of Geof

From the Desk of Geof

Short stories, blog post, screenplays and other items.


There is no place whatsoever in the 2020s for conservative governments anywhere, not in the east, not in the west, nowhere on our planet. That is the opinion of this humble writer. Plato stated categorically that if we do not take an interest in the affairs of government, then we are doomed to live under…
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Covid Dilemma

Indonesia is a developing country with the vast majority of its population economically disadvantaged. The current pandemic has led to almost a hundred thousand people having passed away unnecessarily. Other countries however are in even more dire straits with authorities far and wide being somewhat truth challenged, one of the worst examples of which came…
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My Home is an Ocean

Adrift now at sea, she contemplated what she’d left behind and what she would find when she returned, if she was able to return. At the beginning of the mayhem that took the planet by storm, she’d been preparing her yacht for the voyage of a lifetime. Many had sailed single-handed around the world before…
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A Stepping Stone to Australia (formerly Seagulls of Nauru)

My name is Fimi and this is my story. It is the first story I have ever written. I’d like to take you on a journey, my journey. It began in Central Africa, then took me to Kenya, Malaysia and eventually to a tiny island in the Pacific. Most children in my old country are…
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World Village

I stood back and marvelled at this truly fine example of the rural homes of the developing world. It was absolutely bloody awesome. Before the idea was thought of, every man and his dog wondered how our 12,000 refugee intake would work here in Australia. Europe, with the influx of over a million refugees, was…
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The Wisdom of the Elderly

Where is the charismatic leader, the honest politician who would do everything possible to encourage all in society to become and remain a warm and welcoming group of people unique as Australians always have been? Where is this person? Why does politics so often attract mediocre examples of the human species?

Baboucarr Njie

Moon Over The Mediterranean goes international

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Sophie’s Violin is also a screenplay

Sophie is a high school graduate and violinist on the cusp of adulthood when her world is blown apart. She battles depression at every turn. Gradually a new-found love and an interest which he brings to their friendship give her the momentum to move beyond her tragedy as she discovers first-hand the healing power of giving.

1907 Laurin & Klement Type A Voiturette

Wheels Across Tibet – a Screenplay by Peter Morgan and GJ Maher

From warfare to promises, Wheels Across Tibet tracks the inevitable rolling of modernisation into Tibet.


Needle in the Hay – Short Story

We thought farmers were struggling until we met Mustafa and his wife and the other refugees who arrived in our town

GJ Maher