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

The bracelet

'Oh honey, it's beautiful!' I'm holding a box, inside is a bracelet. My breath catches in my throat as I watch the light dance on the beads. 'What's the occasion?' I ask, dragging my eyes to look at George. He grins, sheepish. 'No reason really. Just saw it in a shop window and thought how… Continue reading The bracelet

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Weather, Writing

Squeals and Giggles

Lara lies on the picnic blanket, stretching her arms over her head. The sun glares down from the sky; its blistering heat drains her of all strength and energy. That's fine, though. She's got nowhere else to be. 'Lara!' Tom yells from the lake. Without opening her eyes, she lifts a hand to wave at… Continue reading Squeals and Giggles

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The Interlude

'Well, we find ourselves here again.' Brett was lying on his back, the bed sheets twisted around his legs and Cathy resting in the nook of his shoulder. He reached for his pack of cigarettes and lit one. He offered it to Cathy who shook her head. 'Gave up five years ago,' she said, by… Continue reading The Interlude

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

Morning, interrupted

The sunshine broke through the curtains. Its rays reflected onto the dreamcatcher creating a fractal of pastel colours around the room. Millie turned onto her back, stretched languidly. 'Morning,' she said, her voice thick with sleep. 'Morning Mummy.' Little arms wrapped around Millie's neck. Millie was not expecting her three year old daughter to respond.… Continue reading Morning, interrupted

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

Len’s Choice

From the shadows, a figure watches the foursome climb into the Uber. He's been spying on them all night; in the restaurant, he almost got caught when one of the woman looked his way. Their gaze connected for a fraction too long. Her face crinkled in confusion. But she looked away and their alcohol intake… Continue reading Len’s Choice