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

Ordinary Talent

'You think you're that brilliant?' Ethan asks. He's frustrated, I can tell. Rubs his hands through his thinning hair, then rests his head on them. Head bowed. Eyes closed. I mentioned, just five minutes ago, that I didn't need to practice today. That I deserved a day off. I'm tired. Sitting in front of the… Continue reading Ordinary Talent

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Parenting, Writing

An evening in the deep end

Many of you already know that I coach netball. The squad of sixteen girls, including Our Girl, means that I look after two teams (7 players on court during a match) each Saturday morning, school holidays aside. I played netball for many, many years so I know the sport very well, and am passionate about… Continue reading An evening in the deep end

Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

Anthology Launch

Last night, our little family enjoyed an early dinner, following which Hubster and I took the kids out. We drove for nearly an hour to the other side of Melbourne for the launch of [untitled] Issue 9, an anthology in which one of my short stories is published. I was very excited, yet anxious, too.… Continue reading Anthology Launch

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

Feelings, nothing more

Emotions can be dangerous. Following feelings willy-nilly will result in all kinds of shenanigans. Broken hearts, destroyed friendships, short-lived careers and more. I say this because I'm a very emotional person. They're all there, resting just under the surface. I can be reduced to tears or become angry in a heartbeat. I see it in… Continue reading Feelings, nothing more

Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Parenting, Weather, Writing

Erin’s Journey

Due to an irreconcilable battle between good and evil, Erin left home. She'd tried to make a go of it, tried to attend to his needs, but she'd come to realise he was never going to change. The last time he bashed her head into the refrigerator door---over something as trivial as not having any… Continue reading Erin’s Journey