September 13, 2020

I miss you Melbourne – A love letter

My dearest Melbourne, The simple mouthing of your name fills me with longing, the way it sounds on my lips, Mel … booooourne, oh, what mixed […]
August 29, 2020

Shit-Sandwich Shop Stop

I’m famished. Up ahead, I see the promise of neon lights. Closer, I read a sign that blinks: SHIT-SANDWICH SHOP.  Ooooh, I haven’t had a shit-sandwich […]
July 7, 2020

The Day Covid Broke Me

June 30 I am curled up on the couch. I can’t––won’t––move. I am sick. I am not sick with Covid, but in this moment I don’t […]
March 20, 2019

Button on the left

The seats were filthy, threadbare. I didn’t want to sit on them. I clung to my basket and scuttled past, so as not to touch them. […]
February 21, 2019

In the wind

“Where are you?” “The roads are blocked, we can’t get there.” “Is everything OK? Are you OK?” He’s pulled away from the group, talking in a […]
January 31, 2019

Seeds

New buds were forming on the crop. A miracle. Out here. He looked across the crop towards the horizon. Fledgling stalks were the only patch of […]
January 10, 2019

Words

Words. There you are, my little friends. I know it’s been a while. I am sorry I neglected you, but I am here now. I know, […]
March 19, 2018

Evil Weevils

Out it flutters when I open the pantry door. A tiny, light brown moth with silver on its tips. It’s insignificant but still gets under my […]
March 2, 2018

The Grog Blog

Here it is, the last day of abstinence. I have ‘detoxed’, ‘cleansed my liver’ and proven to myself that I am not an alcoholic. This is […]
February 4, 2018

First Day

Everything is ready. I packed my bag last night and laid out my uniform like mum suggested I do. Everything is stiff and new, unfamiliar, the […]
September 19, 2017

Work, can we talk?

“Can we talk? Sorry, I know this might seem sudden but we need to talk about ‘us’. “Lately something has changed, I am not sure why […]
March 12, 2017

A glass half full

I am sitting on the couch in front of the TV. We are all there as a family, all except my father. We are sitting with […]
September 25, 2016

Tea Time

She takes a sip but the liquid is scalding hot, she’ll have to let it sit for a bit. A bit, a moment in time, she’s […]
February 12, 2016

That’s My Girl

You and I fell in love, didn’t we, in that private little room, just the two of us, gazing into each other’s eyes. Your hands were […]
January 21, 2016

The Simple Things

Rain on a tin roof, chilled wine on a hot day, the crackle and spit of an open fire. The feel of the breeze on my […]
October 28, 2015

Rat Race

Alarm clock and noise blaring pre-dawn for a wake-up call. Get up, face the day. Move, shower, dress, feed the dog and don’t forget yourself. Pack […]
September 21, 2015

There’s always tomorrow

It’s 3am. I said I wasn’t going to do this. But I have said that before. How many times now? I don’t want to count. The […]
August 3, 2015

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX

Sex. Doing it. Not doing it. Looking for it, wanting it, avoiding it, seeing it, pretending not to see it, secrets, lies and fantasies. Gay, straight, […]
July 12, 2015

The Wallet

I am walking, briskly. It’s early morning and the sun is just beginning to break night’s dark hold on the horizon. The air is cool. The […]
June 28, 2015

The curse of ages

Sip, by sip it carries us away, into oblivion. Sip, by sip it robs us, of our drive, our motivation, our desire to do more, to […]