It’s the Wine.

Good morning beautiful WordPress community

In NSW Australia we have been in lockdown since June. I’ve been fortunate to be working from home during that time. I lost my 2 hour commute which is my writing time. I hadn’t worried about it stupidly thinking I’d be back in the office in a few weeks. It’s September, so I need to keep going with this small piece of joy.

Maybe some can relate to the below? I’ve been living in yoga pants, t-shirts, hoodie and slippers since June. I never want to wear pants with a zips again, let alone a dress.

Hope it gives you a little giggle.

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Seriously

A bit of flash fiction for our morning. Do you ever sit in a conversation and just wonder if everyone else is hearing the same thing as you are? Yeah? Me too.

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I’m Back.

Hey WordPress. It’s been a while.

Over a year – I think – give or take. It was never my intention to stay away this long. Things got on top of me, and I became overwhelmed. COVID changed how we lived overnight, and like many of you I had to switch gears and learn how to carry on in the new normal.

In Australia we have been incredibly lucky. Our lives at the moment are almost back to normal. I can travel into the office, the kids are back at school and I feel like I have a handle on what’s required of me. I was also incredibly grateful to remain employed and work from home. It’s more then other people have. Most importantly we have been healthy.

I didn’t stop writing, and in the back of my mind I kept thinking that I have to get back here, for some semblance of normality. Do what I did before. So here I am.

I missed you.

Change.

As the inky blue pressed into the dark sky, slowly erasing the night, the stars disappearing as the sun peeled over the horizon. I breathed in the new day, the wet grass, the stinging cold, and closed my eyes to hear the distant call of a kookaburra. The hot ginger tea, warming my fingers, pressing against my palm and radiating delicious heat into my blood.

I understood the truth. That no matter how much I screamed and wailed against the universe. How much I dug my fingers into the dirt and prayed to any deity that would listen, that I wanted to stay here forever. But change is inevitable, I must embrace it or perish.

Photo by spurekar via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

That time of year.

Wow! It’s been a while between posts. I’m at the end of a 6 month novel program and have been loving every minute of it! My poor blog has taken a backseat. A little something I wrote while waiting 45 minutes for a package at the post office. I was in a not very Chrismassy mood….

If you celebrate it – then Merry Christmas! If not, then Happy Holidays.

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Thanks, but no thanks.

My character is idealistic and in a perfect World no one would need to make this choice…

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Blanks.

Just something light-hearted for today. I’m sure we have all felt like this at one time or another.

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Sorry. Not Sorry.

A little funny one for your day. Enjoy!

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Shoes

A little creepy – but I’m sitting in a cafe people watching and this is what came to me.

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The End Game.

Teeny tiny story for your day.

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Time.

A little depressed immortal over here, but it’s only short. Enjoy

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