Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Messages from Mallory

Elias slammed his laptop shut. He rubbed his hands through his hair in exasperation then, after a beat, opened it up again. 'She can't be serious,' he said, muttering under his breath. The screen was still black. The laptop years old; slow to load, unlike his rage at her. How could she write such an… Continue reading Messages from Mallory

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

At night

The air around me is thick, almost feels heavy. My heart beats hard, fast, pounding against my rib cage. It's dark, cramped. A small space. Damp, with a putrid odour of rotten soil and excrement. I don't know how I came to be in here; I don't know the way out. I scratch at a… Continue reading At night

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Book Launch

Last night, I attended a book launch. The writer is a friend of mine; we're in the same writers' group where we meet monthly to confer over extracts from our individual manuscripts. The launch was great. I've been to a few launches before, but this one seemed a bit more special. And not just because… Continue reading Book Launch

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Puppy Love

Millie sits on the grass, her back against a tree and watches the puppy play. It scampers around while its owners walk the boundary of the park, flitting between their legs. The dog almost trips the lady. 'Scout,' she says tersely. She then mutters something to her partner, which Millie can't hear. A lead is… Continue reading Puppy Love

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Weather

Sound of wings tapping

The moth flickers around the ceiling light. I lie naked on my bed, the warm air leaving my skin damp, sweat glistening like tiny jewels on my arms and flat belly. Cam's asleep, snoring. I watch the moth, my heartbeat quickening, ready to fling myself out of bed if it flies low. My phobia of… Continue reading Sound of wings tapping