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

To the promised land

'Increase your profile. Build your brand. It's the only way to market,' says the woman on stage. I roll my eyes and slump in my seat. My hands are crossed over my chest. My friend, Rose, who brought me here is next to me, lapping up every word, her glasses pinching her nose. She's even… Continue reading To the promised land

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Losing him

My heart aches; the pain I'd only read about before and never believed it. Always thought the person whose heart hurt was grabbing for attention, sympathy...whatever. And yet, here I am. My most beloved gone. Our life, that we spent years forging together, carving out future plans, re-building when a block was misplaced or broken,… Continue reading Losing him

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

G&Ts with Mum

'He's always been a bit daffy,' said Mum. We were sitting at the outdoor couch on the deck, sipping gin and tonics. It was our favourite way to catch up at the end of each week. I'd just told Mum that I saw Aidan at the supermarket on Wednesday. He'd been pushing a trolley full… Continue reading G&Ts with Mum

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Run to Paradise

I'd been on holiday for two weeks before it hit me. This wasn't a holiday. I was escaping an ordinary life. I'd run to paradise (the song was on auto-play in my head constantly) to distract myself from laundry and lunches. And love. The three Ls. Here in Fiji, on the beach, it was easy… Continue reading Run to Paradise

Fiction, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Uncategorized, Writing

Capture

I stand up, brush off dirt and twigs. Run. Hope fuels each step. If I can make it to the village, I'll be safe. Behind me, the dogs bark. Up ahead, I can see the lights of the village. Car tyres screech. Headlights flash, illuminating the road. I pant as I run, my heart pumping… Continue reading Capture