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

Title or Blurb? (IWSG Nov)

It's that time of the month again. No, not the post-Hallowe'en candy migraine (I didn't even decorate, and played humbug with no treats either this year; how about you?). It's the Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop. I know, it's just as exciting. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear … Continue reading Title or Blurb? (IWSG Nov)

Sister

Content warning: implied child abuse. “Knock, knock!” Madeleine listens at the basement door, her Shell-coloured pigtails dusting its fading, Ceylon wood. She smiles at a reply no-one else would hear, and twists the brass knob, carefully, quietly. Beyond the door, the space below yawns in Oolong Black. She checks her surroundings, but the Guild Grey … Continue reading Sister