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

Peg’s night out

The sun was high in the sky when Peg woke. She rolled over, burying her face in the pillow to block out the glaring streaks of daylight. Her head thumped, like the doof-doof to a bass line. Her mouth dry and her tongue thick. Peg can't remember much about last night. Can't remember how she… Continue reading Peg’s night out

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Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Fix the world

I marvel at the world today. There's so much to feel good about, so much to be thankful for. Yet, people are fighting. They're set against each other, screaming and yelling in the name of peace and equality. It's ironic. Last night, on the ABC's Q&A program, author Ruby Hamad had a go at fellow… Continue reading Fix the world

Family, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The outback

It's considered almost abnormal to be Australian and not love the bush. And yet, I do not love the bush, the outback, the scrub. Whatever you want to call it, I don't like it. I'm a city girl; the reddish brown dust and all the insects and snakes and lizards and other creepy-crawlies can stay… Continue reading The outback

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)

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)