Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

Millie’s Trip

The ancient ruins beckon Millie. For years, a trip to Turkey had been the one item on her bucket list, at least since she learned about the decaying cities in Ancient History during her school years. She credits her father with a love of history. He was a font of knowledge; always had his head… Continue reading Millie’s Trip

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The Ending

'You're a fox,' Tom said, whispering in my ear as we left the restaurant. We were on our third date; everything was going fabulously. No pregnant pauses in conversation, no awkwardness between us. Kisses were a thrill, a promising sign of what was to come. I'd discovered nothing negative about him. Until now. My stomach… Continue reading The Ending

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

The Son

I knew he was different after the sleepover with his new friend Harry. He came home quiet, troubled, distant. So different to my wonderful, affectionate, and happy Charlie. Days passed where I observed. Watched for Charlie's idiosyncrasies. Mostly, they were all there. But it was his eyes. As his mother, I could see the way… Continue reading The Son

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

About Oliver

'He's a snake.' Josie is talking about Oliver. He's my friend. But even I acknowledge he's an entitled prick. 'Yeah, I know what you mean.' I rub Josie's back as I speak. She's close to tears, her bottom lip trembling. 'He has a way about him.' This understatement has rallied Josie. Her eyes flicker with… Continue reading About Oliver

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The House

Sarah and Danny clink their glasses together. 'To us,' Danny says, smiling lopsidedly. Sarah sips; the bubbles burst and dance on her tongue, momentarily distracting her from Danny's sexy grin. 'Mmm, to us.' 'We did good babe.' His hand runs up and down her back. 'It'll always be us. You and me against the world.'… Continue reading The House