Out Of Africa

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Out Of Africa

I have been a member of abctales for fourteen years. My writing is mostly about South Africa although I have some British roots. I never finished my degree but practiced on the keyboard until my fingers were stubs. I will never be a John Steinbeck or a Douglas Adams, but have my own unique way of putting things. As someone rightly said ‘We are all just apprentices at an art where no-one ever becomes a master’. If you would like to read a bit of my work just follow the link. Fortune favours the brave. Take a walk on the wild side. 


I really like what you said there. Very poetical it was. Keep writing.

Stephen d

Thank you thornwood. Creative writing is an art; and art is for artists I guess.

All of the best.


It's like Chess. You can learn to play in ten minutes but you can't master the game in a lifetime.

Just so. 


Chess is a sea where a gnat may drink and an elephant bathe.

-Indian Proverb


I must be the gnat then; but I did enjoy playing when I was younger nonetheless.

Writing is much the same sort of thing I reckon. Regards.


You are not a second Steinbeck or a Douglas Adams. You are the first JP Brown. Be what you're best at! &


I am back after a bit of a break. This is the first break that I took from writing in ten years. Check out my blog if you want to catch up with me and my work.


Good news! Looking forward, keep well JP Brown!


There is always something new out of Africa

~ ~



The cistern contains, the fountain overflows.


If the lion was advised by the fox, he would be cunning.



To forget a wrong is the best revenge.

To lose one's way is one way of finding it &


The cub of a lion is a lion.

To create a little flower is the labour of ages &



The mouth that speaks not is sweet to hear.

When the moon is not full, the stars shine more brightly.

A single bracelet does not jingle &&


The heaviest ear of grain bends it's head the lowest &



Thunder is not yet rain.



Thunder is not yet rain.

Thunder is not yet rain.

If you stand under an elephant's arse, you get shat on.


A bird can drink much, but an elephant drinks more.

I like your hairstyle 250 Volts?

375, mate.


An elephant in the hand is worth two in the bush.


The early elephant gets the peanut.



Save a whale, harpoon a fat chick -Bumper Sticker

Elephants of a feather all herd together.


A bird never forgets.


The hungry monkey eats the elephant.



A fool will pair an ox with an elephant.

Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots &