Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The appointment

'I'm not sure how it all began,' said Carrie. She bit her bottom lip, a gesture she made subconsciously when anxious. 'Take your time,' said Betty. Carrie stared at a fleck in the carpet. It was the shape of a hyena. No. Not a hyena; a horse. And now a camel. Weird. The longer she… Continue reading The appointment

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Mending Fences

Rosanna wakes. It is her regular practice to lie still for five minutes before rising. She likes to centre herself. All part of getting ready to face the day. Today, however, she throws back the covers and hops straight into her jeans and shirt. She throws on her coat, pulls on boots and runs out… Continue reading Mending Fences

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Uncategorized, Writing

Harsh light of day

When the light streamed through the windows, Mathew rolled over. 'Ah, cock!' he moaned. 'What's wrong?' I asked. 'Too bright,' he croaked, ducking his head under the covers. 'Head hurts.' I clamped my mouth shut, lest I say something I would later regret. My thoughts wandered back to last night, my warnings to him to… Continue reading Harsh light of day

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Stand off

Hailey was not going to back down. No way. She was in the right. She was shaking though. That bitch edging forward caused her heart to leap right out of her chest. What did she think she was doing? Car horns tooted. Hailey looked in her rear vision mirror; cars were banked up around the… Continue reading Stand off

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Driving a manual

Ella got behind the wheel. 'What's this?' she asked, incredulously looking at the stick in the centre console, with the knob on top. 'It's the gear stick,' Ella's boyfriend, Nick, replied. 'What?' 'It's how you change gears, El,' Nick said. 'But I thought the car just did that.' 'Only in automatics. This is a manual.… Continue reading Driving a manual