Fiction

Breakfast and baby (short fiction)

Sonia placed her tightly swaddled newborn in the cot and backed out of the room. Closing the door behind her, she took a breath. She stood erect, listening for the inevitable screams. After a minute, Sonia slowly moved away. In the kitchen with the baby monitor in arm's reach, Sonia flicked on the kettle and… Continue reading Breakfast and baby (short fiction)

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Fiction

A mutual attraction cont’d (short fiction)

Melly flinched at the memory. James' lips on hers. His very expensive pants crumpled around his ankles. Biting the inside of her own cheek to keep quiet. 'You right? You actually jumped. What was going through your brain?' Lee asked. Melly was leaving the school playground with Lee and Sara. They were headed out for… Continue reading A mutual attraction cont’d (short fiction)

Family, Relationship and marriage, Writing

On hearing no

There is no zing in my step today. All positivity drained from my system on reading one email that stated, 'good, but it's not quite right for us'. I know it's to be expected. I understand that every writer goes through this. I am trying not to take it personally. Wow, it hurts though, like… Continue reading On hearing no

Fiction

The discontent couple (short fiction)

'So, life is returning to normal?' Bea's voice is thin, raspy. She checks the calendar. 'Coz, you know, it's been a long time.' She looks across the table at Matty. It's been over twelve months since they slipped into this rut. No shags. No pleasantries whatsoever. 'Thanks for reminding me,' Matty replies, fighting the urge… Continue reading The discontent couple (short fiction)

Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Parenting, Writing

Guilt as propeller

Guilty. Guilty as charged. But of what? We are all guilty of something. Some of us hide a dirty secret; some are guilty of fibbing to save a friend's feelings, others might be guilty of actual crimes or heinous acts. For even others, the thought of owning their guilt is so terrifying, they point the… Continue reading Guilt as propeller