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

In the night (Part 3)

The grass needs mowing. It is my first thought as I'm ushered inside by my mum. I say as much to her; she either doesn't hear or wilfully ignores me. Home invasion. Two months ago. I spent two nights in hospital before Mum took charge. She brought a suitcase, together we took the V-line to… Continue reading In the night (Part 3)

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Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

In the night

A rumble outside. It's close, by the front door. I open my eyes; the dark is a blanket covering all light. I can only see the shadow of the shape next to me, it rises and falls with his breathing. I reach my hand to touch his back. 'Hon, wake up!' I whisper urgently. He… Continue reading In the night