Fiction, Writing

Rescue

The details Bessie had been given were sketchy, at best. She's in the car, on the way to the designated meeting spot and recalls the conversation. 'Meet at the docks,' the voice said, after revealing the plan. It was a deep, husky tone; a male, Bessie surmised. 'You know the place? Under the bridge?' She… Continue reading Rescue

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

New beginnings

Big morning in our house. T1 and T2 began their first day in secondary school. They are excited and apprehensive, in equal measure I believe. Although if you ask them, they'll say they're fine. It's been a tricky month. The January school holidays are always long, hot and confining—in this family anyway—but this year, we've… Continue reading New beginnings

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

G&Ts with Mum

'He's always been a bit daffy,' said Mum. We were sitting at the outdoor couch on the deck, sipping gin and tonics. It was our favourite way to catch up at the end of each week. I'd just told Mum that I saw Aidan at the supermarket on Wednesday. He'd been pushing a trolley full… Continue reading G&Ts with Mum

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

The picnic

The dog bared its teeth and lurched forward on the leash. 'Easy, Boris,' soothed the owner. He held tightly, but, from where she stood, Mindy could see his grip was slipping. Mindy had been enjoying a picnic in the park with her family. They were lying on the blanket under the shade of the jacaranda;… Continue reading The picnic

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

Us Five

And so that was Christmas! No frost, but bright sunny skies, a BBQ'd feast with salads and a cherry ice-cream cake for dessert. Air-conditioner pumped out cool air as I napped on the couch. Throughout the morning and early afternoon, I kept watch on news sites and my own social media feeds: fires burning around… Continue reading Us Five