Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Weather, Writing

The rains came down

The sky a translucent grey, the ground wet and slippery. The air moist with humidity. All around, the nation is inundated with rains. North of my home, floods cause evacuations and damage. We are safe. Soggy, damp and warm, but safe. I look at the newspapers in astonishment at the water levels in NSW, Queensland.… Continue reading The rains came down

Health and wellbeing, Opinion, Writing

Enough now

There seems to be a dark force in society. Perhaps I could even go so far as to call it a moratorium on a woman's sense of identity. The biology of womanhood is being ripped away by identity politics. And it's making me sad. Or angry. Sometimes both. In the UK and here in Australia,… Continue reading Enough now

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

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

Family, Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Elizabeth’s Moment

The sumptuous feast was meant to leave Elizabeth feeling invigorated. Instead, she rose sluggishly from her seat at the table, leaving her napkin on the plate and her wine glass half empty. She moved to the drawing room, where the men would soon gather for a dram of whisky. She wandered around the large room,… Continue reading Elizabeth’s Moment