Monthly Archives: June 2012

Waiting for insanity or death

When I was about 10, my father took us to a small country hospital to visit our paternal great-grandmother. She was a tiny shrivelled up old woman. She called my father ‘Ray’; his father’s name. My father told us that … Continue reading

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A Paragraph of Description

I’ve been doing an online creative writing course through the Sydney Writers’ Centre. It’s a five week course. Each week, I listen to an hour or so of tutorial before preparing an assignment. The last assignment was about description and … Continue reading

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Happy Eighth Birthday, My Sons

My sons are eight years old today. They are having a party at Zone 3 this afternoon where they can shoot laser guns at their friends – something to suit boys. Their birthdays are always tinged with sadness for us, … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons

I am a good swimmer. My sisters and brother were runners but I was a swimmer. I swam laps following the black line up and down the pool; before work, at lunch time or after work. It was my way … Continue reading

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