Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Picnic

I watch Gillian as she ambles across the lush green grass towards me. I'm at a picnic table; was lucky to find it vacant when I arrived, so I almost threw myself on it. I've been here, waiting for her to arrive, for over thirty minutes. She's always late. I always forgive her. The wind… Continue reading Picnic

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Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Writing

While Jogging

The vacant stare in her eyes makes my heart race. I shake her, she's unresponsive. Reaching for her wrist I check for a pulse; it's there, faint, but there. 'Someone call 000!' I shout. There's a crowd gathered round. It's human nature, but I seethe inwardly. 'Mate, what's happened?' A male voice. His footsteps pound… Continue reading While Jogging

Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Morning Walk

Sally is on her morning walk. She's pacing, puffing; her heart rate high, her body alive. As she passes the homes and their gardens she steals a peek. Even stops to smell a rose at a house with a front yard taken straight out of the botanical gardens. 'Morning!' Sally jumps, startled by the voice… Continue reading Morning Walk

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

Roxie and Robert

'The whole idea is lacking something,' Roxie says. She strokes her chin and stares at Robert. 'It's not right.' 'But what is it?' 'Dunno.' Roxie gazes around the room. Disappointment flickers through her body, like a shock. She's planned this. For months. It's supposed to be perfect. Her shoulders slump forward and she falls into… Continue reading Roxie and Robert