Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Lord of the Idiots

Katie was in a hurry to get home. A long drive, more than six hours, since she left Nick's place. This long-distance relationship thing was just not going to work for much longer. A decision would have to be made. Either break up, or they move closer. Placing her water bottle to her lips, she… Continue reading Lord of the Idiots

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Other Worlds

Sarah watches the plume of smoke trail into air. Up higher it rises, to the zenith. 'Ya right?' asks Dave. He doesn't understand her fascination with the celestial world. Her thirst for knowing what else is up there, out there. Beyond. She simply shrugs, 'Just watching the smoke. Isn't it gorgeous? Look how it trickles… Continue reading Other Worlds

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

Revenge

Anna-Maria sits across from Jim and watches him surreptitiously. He's reading the newspaper, old-school, a broadsheet. Sips his coffee, his scrambled eggs congealed in a lump on his plate. Is he happy? She's not. Any memory of happiness for her is a blur. She can't even remember what laughter sounds like. But Jim? She's never… Continue reading Revenge

Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Glamping

On my first glimpse inside the yurt, I'm unimpressed. It's a tent. And I'm not a camping kinda girl. Nor glamping, for that matter. But John gives me a nudge, so forceful I almost lose my balance, and it's enough to jolt me out of my selfishness. I breathe in deeply through my nose, and… Continue reading Glamping

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Moody Man

I am gobsmacked by Herbert's mercurial temperament. I mean, and I don't want to sound sexist here, but if he were a woman, then maybe I'd understand it more. Women, after all, are prone to wild mood swings. Pouty one minute, smiley the next. But Herb, gosh, he just changes like the wind. It's almost… Continue reading Moody Man