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

The Icy Bench

This weekend is the first foray back into netball and I'm just back home. We're in a new level, and the teams have been graded for development purposes. The grading took place last year and was performed by an independent, objective, and non-member of our club. There's no way on God's green earth I could've… Continue reading The Icy Bench

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

Bess Remembers (short fiction)

Before the accident, Jilly juggled work and motherhood with her trademark shrewd skill. Her daughter remembers. Bess spent school holidays in the office, colouring in under Jilly's desk, while meetings were held on the round table, next to the white board. At eight, she lay on her tummy with her feet raised, rested the soles… Continue reading Bess Remembers (short fiction)

Family, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

What footsteps say (short fiction)

Each heavy footstep plodding the hallway told Sara she was going to be in trouble. She cowered on her bed, pulled the covers over her head just as her mum stopped in the doorway. 'Sara,' screamed Mum. 'I've been calling you for five minutes.' Sara remained silent. 'Don't ignore me!' shouted Mum. 'It's disrespectful.' Sara… Continue reading What footsteps say (short fiction)