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

Smashing morning

Erich traces his finger along my spine as I lie on my belly. The morning sun splinters through the gap in the curtains. I open one eye. 'Morning,' I say. My voice is sleep-croaky. 'Sleep well?' he asks. I didn't. Each moment I felt close to falling off, one leg twitched and jerked involuntarily. I… Continue reading Smashing morning

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

New Life

In Sylvia's new life, she has composure and self-assurance. None of this wallflower bullshit anymore. She's proud of herself, and rightly so. Or at least that's what her counsellor keeps telling her. Sylvia's not certain at what point she began to be brave. But slowly she listened to her inner voice, the one that said… Continue reading New Life

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

Quarterly Meeting

Each quarter, the swim team met for an intensive performance meeting. Carrie walked into the room feeling heavy and sad. She slumped into a seat at the head of the table, next to Herbert, the team manager. 'Carrie,' he murmured. 'You good?' 'As well as can be expected, Herb.' She felt, rather than knew, what… Continue reading Quarterly Meeting

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The truth of the evening

I'll tell you the truth. The others won't, but you can count on me. Sit awhile, take a moment to relax, make a cuppa perhaps, while I give you the whole story. We were at the soiree. You know, the annual fundraiser for the footy club. Oh, and I guess you need to know who… Continue reading The truth of the evening

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

Gloomy

Feeling just a little lacklustre, I pulled the doona back and climbed out of bed. Now, I am here, at my laptop, and connected to the world - all my work and social connections are online. As are everyone else's. But life could always be worse. Right now, over a late brekkie on a Saturday… Continue reading Gloomy