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

Offer for Patricia

'But what will I have to do?' Patricia asked. Her cheeks were flushed, a deep rosy red and she was wringing her hands. 'Oh, it's nothing too dramatic,' Mr Burns replied. 'Pretty cushy, really. Answer telephone calls, grab morning tea orders from staff and phone them through to the cafe. Stationery orders. Greet visitors, sign… Continue reading Offer for Patricia

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

Wanting more

'It's so nice to finally meet you.' He clasped my hand in his as he spoke, squeezing it hard. I tried not to wince. 'Yes, well,' he mumbled. He squinted his eyes slightly and his gaze dropped to my chest. He cleared his throat. 'I knew your mother. Very well. I'm sorry to hear about… Continue reading Wanting more

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Party

Lucy's eyes dart as she enters the crowded room. She knows he's here. She can feel his presence; it creeps insidiously, like evil tendrils. The threat of him is ever-present.¬†She sees AJ in the corner, sipping a huge glass of red. Lucy begins to cross the room to get to her and smacks right into… Continue reading Party

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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)

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

In the night (Part 2)

When I open my eyes, I see bright flashing lights. A shadow on the wall. I am in my hallway. Where is Bob? 'Bob?' I call. I don't remember what happened after the door was ripped from its hinges. A woman walks towards me. She's in uniform, a police officer. 'Helena, you're in shock,' she… Continue reading In the night (Part 2)