Siren’s Song part 4 (final) Excerpt from ‘Voices’, collection of Seychelles’ short stories

Siren’s Song part 4 (final) Excerpt from ‘Voices’, collection of Seychelles’ short stories

  By the time I returned to D’arros, the pace of life had sped up considerably and it was decided we would need someone with basic medical knowledge on the island. I volunteered to go into training. Until then, the closest I had come to medical matters was swallowing panadol for a hangover, but a […]

Siren’s Song part 3

Siren’s Song part 3

There were a host of adjustments to be made and the first was to make friends with the mighty Indian Ocean, now only twenty meters from my doorstep. From one day to the next, that uninterrupted body of water, slipping away from the crystalline shallows into the secret depths beyond the reef, ruled my life […]

Siren’s song part 2 from Voices, Glynn Burridge’s collection of Seychelles’ short stories

Siren’s song part 2 from Voices, Glynn Burridge’s collection of Seychelles’ short stories

Foreigners were not popular any longer, being seen as agents of western decadence and many of their houses were targeted. What had been a trickle of my friends going out of the country now became a steady stream. Suddenly everyone seemed to be selling their household goods, saying goodbye to their friends, exchanging addresses. The […]

Siren’s Song – taken from ‘Voices’, Glynn Burridge’s selection of Seychelles’ short stories

Siren’s Song – taken from ‘Voices’, Glynn Burridge’s selection of Seychelles’ short stories

It was in the summer of 1977 that I first came to Seychelles on vacation from Iran, where my parents had made their home some seventeen years before. I shall not easily forget how, as a city-dweller, its wild beauty first assailed me and then,  later, sang to me, as might a siren to a […]