Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Writing

Small Annoyances

Carol is standing on her tippy-toes, so that she can make eye contact with the receptionist. So far, she's being ignored. The woman, whose name tag reads Sheryl, is on her mobile. 'Oh, I know,' says Sheryl, sounding remarkably like Sybil Fawlty. So much so, that Carol looks around for Manuel or Basil. Carol rests… Continue reading Small Annoyances

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

Alexa

'Make sure those quarterly reports are on my desk by 5,' Alexa says. She frowns slightly at Maxine, who skulks out of the office. Alexa swivels in her chair to face the floor-to-ceiling window, from which she is afforded uninhibited views of the city's skyline, and the sea beyond. She loves her office; the spacious… Continue reading Alexa

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

Sasha’s Morning

Ripples of contentment quiver through Sasha's body. She stretches in her bed, feels the tingle in her toes right up to the top of her head. Life is good. She leaps out from under the covers and walks into the kitchen. Gerry's already there, preparing breakfast for the two of them. 'Morning,' he says, pecking… Continue reading Sasha’s Morning

Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Goodbye

We kiss. Gently. I hold onto his hand and feel a tear glide down my cheek. As our lips part, his gaze holds my own. His eyes are glistening with emotion; sadness and regret mix with the chocolate brown of his irises. 'I'm sorry,' he whispers. 'Me too.' I slip my hand from his and… Continue reading Goodbye

Fiction, Writing

Fortune

'Cherish it,' the sage old woman says. 'For it can disappear quickly.' I am with the fortune teller because of my dreams of avarice. She's just told me to expect a windfall within months. But I don't like her eerie last warning. What can she mean? Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash