Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Lord of the Idiots

Katie was in a hurry to get home. A long drive, more than six hours, since she left Nick's place. This long-distance relationship thing was just not going to work for much longer. A decision would have to be made. Either break up, or they move closer. Placing her water bottle to her lips, she… Continue reading Lord of the Idiots

Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Story Issues

'What's for dinner?' asked Marty. Sienna's shoulders rose, just a fraction. How she loathed this question, particularly when it was only four in the afternoon. But Marty was home from a physical day. Bricklaying was tough work, she understood that. 'Coconut fish curry. Served on jasmine rice.' 'Sounds great.' Marty walked to the desk where… Continue reading Story Issues

Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

A Mother’s Day

Feeling rather buoyant in spirits this morning. Yesterday was Mothers' Day, and I had a lovely day, with some gorgeous gifts from my tribe. In the afternoon, I took T1 to his soccer match and T2 and Our Girl came along for the outing. During T1's forty-five minute warm-up I took the others out for… Continue reading A Mother’s Day

Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

One woman’s dream

'I don't know why you bother. You'll never win the jackpot.' This is what Terry says each week, after Sherry purchases her lottery tickets. Three games: two for Powerball, and one for Saturday night's draw. Deep within, she knows it's a long shot, but shrugs and says, 'Gotta be in it to win it, Tez.'… Continue reading One woman’s dream

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


Anna-Maria sits across from Jim and watches him surreptitiously. He's reading the newspaper, old-school, a broadsheet. Sips his coffee, his scrambled eggs congealed in a lump on his plate. Is he happy? She's not. Any memory of happiness for her is a blur. She can't even remember what laughter sounds like. But Jim? She's never… Continue reading Revenge