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

Hike

I leave my car in the parking area and walk past families picnicking and kicking the footy as the BBQ warms up. I smile at a toddler who's blowing a dandelion; her mum nearby, watching carefully. As I approach the national park, I pause at the trail sign, which reads: Upper Morialta Trail 6kms, Lower… Continue reading Hike

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Broken

'Over time, and with plenty of practice, you'll manage,' said Marty. He was putting me to bed for the night, arranging my legs under a makeshift tent blanket. The moon boot was bulky, and the sheet caught on the Velcro straps. 'I'll check on you later,' he said. He winked and mouthed Love you as… Continue reading Broken

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At the campsite

'Take a hike, moron!' Ben yelled. Sarah was on her back on the ground. She wasn't moving. Ben stared, then knelt beside her. 'Sarah, come on!' he said. 'Wake up.' He rubbed her head, shook her gently. The moron was now limping towards the horizon. What Ben would give to have finished the job, to… Continue reading At the campsite