'Make sure those quarterly reports are on my desk by 5,' Alexa says. She frowns slightly at Maxine, who skulks out of the office. Alexa swivels in her chair to face the floor-to-ceiling window, from which she is afforded uninhibited views of the city's skyline, and the sea beyond. She loves her office; the spacious… Continue reading Alexa
'Get dressed,' Arabella yells to her family. 'We've got to be out of here in ten minutes. No dilly dallying!' Footsteps thump from the kitchen to the bedrooms as Arabella's two teens follow her instructions. She smiles to herself; it's just the way she likes it. She hums to herself while she tidies the kitchen,… Continue reading The unravelling of Arabella
'Taking a shortcut through life's challenges will only lead to reality turning to gossamer.' This was her mother's favourite idiom. Each time Charlie came home with a less than satisfactory report card, her mother would chant that sentence. At 8, Charlie didn't even know what it meant. Yet, it was embedded in her psyche. It… Continue reading Charlie’s team
Pete's initial call rang out over two weeks ago. His party of decade was planned and ready. Invitations would follow via email in the next few days. It was a rainy, grey morning when Hillary opened her invitation. It had arrived in her inbox overnight. She stared at the words, trying not to feel superior… Continue reading To party or not to party?
Gawd, three weeks until the kidlets can go back to school and I can return to work. The wheels of productivity are loosening; the lights of inspiration flickering. I bob in a sea of disconnectedness with the world of work. But fear not, my fickle ways shall be overcome. I shall rise to the challenge… Continue reading Wheels falling off