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

Alexa

'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

Fiction, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

Charlie’s team

'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

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

The Doctor

Fay falls back into her seat. The door is ajar. She sips from her bottle before looking up her next patient. 'Oh great,' Fay mutters when she sees the name on her computer screen. Mrs Donnellan. She barely needs to bring up Mrs Donnellan's history. A frequent flyer. A lonely time waster who'll suck away… Continue reading The Doctor

Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Kicking goals

I'm now in my second week of paid, permanent, part-time work. I seem to be kicking goals which surprises probably no one but myself. In previous roles, I was always able to do the work required, so I really don't know why I now think so little of my abilities. Perhaps it's because this role… Continue reading Kicking goals

Fiction, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

WIP Meeting

'Let's be productive with our time today,' Lucy's manager said during the weekly staff meeting. Lucy sighed, annoyed at the irony. These WIP meetings were a waste of time. If the team weren't forced to meet once a week to discuss how their workload was progressing, then the work would surely progress more quickly. Or… Continue reading WIP Meeting