Coffee, Red

It's official! My newest short story, "Coffee, Red" was published last week in Melbourne's Curiouser Magazine. I make bargains every moment of my life. Eyes bargain with light for an acceptable version of reality, asking my conscious mind to ignore the waiting shadows. Lungs bargain with air for the necessary oxygen to function, forgetting that … Continue reading Coffee, Red

Mrs McNally’s Garden

It started with a pair of gumboots. My neighbour of ten years, Mrs McNally, planted bright red geraniums in each one, then got Mr McNally to nail them to their front fence. I watched him do it while I was mowing the lawn. They were bright and charming, those gumboots, with their scarlet polka dots. … Continue reading Mrs McNally’s Garden

For the Love of Writing (IWSG Dec)

Hello December! The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer's Support Group Day, and for the last month of 2021, that means we get to start December with a fantastic blog hop. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through … Continue reading For the Love of Writing (IWSG Dec)

Raising Awareness

It was White Ribbon Day here in Australia last Friday: a day to say no to men’s violence against women. It coincides with this Thursday, 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.White Ribbon Australia, 2021 Nearly … Continue reading Raising Awareness