Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

People like us

'A cad. Nothing but a shark, lurking in still waters waiting to attack his next victim.' I'm in the car, listening to my mum. She's mad, obvs. We're on the way to emergency accommodation, because Mum's latest boyfriend, Tim, threw us out. He's actually a good bloke, don't let her words fool you. She's the… Continue reading People like us

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Book Launch

Last night, I attended a book launch. The writer is a friend of mine; we're in the same writers' group where we meet monthly to confer over extracts from our individual manuscripts. The launch was great. I've been to a few launches before, but this one seemed a bit more special. And not just because… Continue reading Book Launch

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Puppy Love

Millie sits on the grass, her back against a tree and watches the puppy play. It scampers around while its owners walk the boundary of the park, flitting between their legs. The dog almost trips the lady. 'Scout,' she says tersely. She then mutters something to her partner, which Millie can't hear. A lead is… Continue reading Puppy Love

Fiction, Melbourne, Writing

The Break In

I creep into the courtyard. The darkness is a blanket over the sky; I can't even see a single star shining. The moon's glow is faint. I turn on the torch on my iPhone, just for a second, to see the path ahead. Continuing to stalk along the tiles, the night's chill envelopes me. I… Continue reading The Break In

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

Problem

Sheree has a little problem. She can't keep a man. She can often be found in her local cafe, lonely, eating lunch and sipping coffee. She reads the newspaper, shoulders slumped forward, chin resting on her left palm. The state of the world saddens her but deep within, she knows she wouldn't be so affected… Continue reading Problem