Family, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Rent Rant

Today I'm going to rant. If you don't want to read on, by all means, skip to another, more interesting blogger. But I need to do this. A pattern has been established. It's almost invisible, but it is woven into the fabric of Australian society, has been for decades. It's based on the Great Australian… Continue reading Rent Rant

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Writing


The doctor's eyes flick to the clock, behind and slightly above Lia's head. Lia's confidence wavers. She's only been in the clinic for ten minutes and, yesterday when she'd phoned the receptionist, she'd specifically asked for a long consult. There is a lot more to discuss. 'How long have you been feeling this way?' Dr… Continue reading Appointment

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, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Party Time

The tea lights dangling in the walnut tree brought a magical glow to the yard. Sarah looked around at her guests; mingling and chatting, drinks in hands as the food staff glided past with trays filled with canapes. The party seemed to be going well. 'Well, hello Hostess with the Mostess.' The voice deep and… Continue reading Party Time

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

Sound of wings tapping

The moth flickers around the ceiling light. I lie naked on my bed, the warm air leaving my skin damp, sweat glistening like tiny jewels on my arms and flat belly. Cam's asleep, snoring. I watch the moth, my heartbeat quickening, ready to fling myself out of bed if it flies low. My phobia of… Continue reading Sound of wings tapping