Domestic Conjecture

A collection of 3 short stories for national storytelling week

On day 1000 of winter break, a mom sits at the kitchen table browsing her inbox, and her six year old works on a word search next to her with a yellow crayon. In your day, you…

3 min

Musical Youth

An exploration of the role music plays in our lives

That image above is one of my favourite childhood photos. Not just because I’m sporting that mischievous smile, but because it represents the role music has played in my life from a young age. From falling…

5 min

Xian Hui

A story of hope and survival after stillbirth

Where do you start with the hardest and most bittersweet story you will ever have to write? The story of my little darling girl that died, the longed for baby that we tried for nearly three…

14 min

The Olive Harvest

A short story for national storytelling week

Dressed in thick woollen tights and long skirts to protect both her modesty and body from the bitter cold, Lavinia worked diligently alongside other local women during the winter olive harvest. The year was 1960 and…

10 min

Value Based Decision Making

Living your truth and working out what’s important

Are you struggling with making a major life decision? Or are you unsure what direction to take in the future? Maybe you have a less dramatic sounding decision to make that is, the outcome of which…

4 min

The Messenger

A short story for national storytelling week

He stood, motionless, dazed, a pool of water gathering about his feet and disappearing into the sand as if he were traceless, invisible. As though he stood upon a golden creature, thirsty, drinking in his residue,…

5 min

The Elephant in the Hall

A short story for national storytelling week

It is London, 1938. The brochure said it was ‘an imposing and beautiful modern building’, and that much was certainly true. I watched its construction with interest, enquired for the particulars and went to view a…

12 min

The Cottage By The Sea

A short story for national storytelling week

Weak sunlight poured through the window of the coffee shop, illuminating the smudges on the glass top of the table.  The woman at the table topped up her tea cup with tea from the pot, dark…

10 min