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

Mistake

It should have been an infrangible right. Her privacy. Her dignity. All lost because of one stupid mistake. Clara remembers it clearly. Caught up in the thrill of the moment. With him. She'd have done anything for him. So when he asked, her response was swift, positive. Alarm bells did ring when he whisked out… Continue reading Mistake

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

The end of Larry

'I don't want to gamble on your future,' Larry says. His brow is crinkled; his best effort at earnest intent. I avert my gaze and cover my mouth with my hand to stifle my grin. Drawing breath, I turn my eyes back to meet his. 'It's fine, Larry. I think we agree on this.' I… Continue reading The end of Larry

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

The view from the aisles

Goodness, it seems we're in quite a predicament. People of Australia are bracing for Covid19 impact by behaving in quite a selfish manner. Most of the population have jettisoned social norms and niceties; they no longer tolerate positive aspects of community living: sharing, kindness, and even the Aussie attitude of 'she'll be right, mate!' I… Continue reading The view from the aisles

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

A Tough Crowd

Lucy's opening gambit was meant to inject a feeling of camaraderie in the audience, to generate a few laughs. Instead, silence. Blank stares. She could hear a pin drop. She cleared her throat. 'Jeez, tough crowd today.' She glanced around, hoping to find a pair of kind eyes gazing back at her. Heads were lowered;… Continue reading A Tough Crowd

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

Leaving home

The contents of the bucket slosh inside as Bernice swallows back her own vomit. This is not how she imagined her life would turn out. When she was younger, she imagined a life of travel and fame. She was destined for greatness. Everybody said that. Well, Gran and Pop, and a few others. Maybe it… Continue reading Leaving home