Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

One mistake

Melanie climbs the stairs. Only five of them, but to her, they seem like Everest. Each step is slow, plodding; her heart heavy and sad. She reaches the summit and pauses before stepping inside. Melanie chews on her fingernail as other guests pour inside the chapel. 'Oh, Mel,' says a woman. Melanie turns, annoyed—she hates… Continue reading One mistake

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

Len’s Choice

From the shadows, a figure watches the foursome climb into the Uber. He's been spying on them all night; in the restaurant, he almost got caught when one of the woman looked his way. Their gaze connected for a fraction too long. Her face crinkled in confusion. But she looked away and their alcohol intake… Continue reading Len’s Choice

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

Kate and Rosa

Life is about to change for Kate. She's holding a cup of tea, thinking about the fallout from Rosa's revelation the night before. 'Now that you're all here, I need to tell you this celebration isn't just about Kate's birthday.' Rosa spoke confidently while she looked around the crowd, but avoided eye contact with Kate.… Continue reading Kate and Rosa

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

Reunited

In the passage, brimming with happiness, it is like a switch flicks Julia had spent the last twenty years existing. Not experiencing all that life offered. Not truly living. Out of the blue he'd made contact. They took it slowly, old school. Phone calls, lunches and dinners, movie outings, picnics on the beach. After three… Continue reading Reunited

Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Surprise

Sitting on the edge of my seat, I feel a churning in my belly. He's opposite me, all yearning eyes and wringing hands. We're at dinner, a fancy degustation restaurant in the CBD. Linen tablecloths and napkins, silver cutlery, fine glassware. The churning inside me is not from the food. He's cleared his throat at… Continue reading Surprise