Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Her disease

Jen dressed carefully. She wanted to look good, but not overdone. Three shirts, two dresses and five pants already littered the floor at her feet. With a huff, she chose her black skinny jeans, rolled up the cuffs, donned her espadrille wedges and threw on a white shirt. She stared critically at the mirror. 'It'll… Continue reading Her disease

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)

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)