My mother is a bird enthusiast. I say this because she doesn’t have the education to be considered an ornithologist, or the constancy of habit to earn the title of birdwatcher. But she knows more about birds than anyone I’ve ever known; excluding my year eight maths teacher, who was the world’s leading specialist on bowerbirds, and my Nanna Nancy, who was our family’s leading specialist on just about everything up until she died a few years ago.
I’m trying to escape myself. I lie with my head on your chest and I can hear your heart pulsing my name and I murmur back at it, and nuzzle towards it, brushing my nose through the soft down on your warm skin. I want to burrow into your chest, and curl up safe inside your ribcage where I can whisper right into your heart’s ear. I want to be one of your organs, and as vital. I want to be as inseparable to you as your own hand.
The sirens were screaming like a choir of banshees, drilling their urgent message into every available ear. Governor Bright Armitage took several deep breaths before carefully typing in her access code. She shut down each siren individually, gently re-immersing the prison in an uneasy silence. She turned from her desktop console to face the uniformed man who waited tensely behind her.
Here’s a small science fiction piece I wrote a little while ago. I was just playing with some sci-fi themes in short form, never intending to write a long saga (like the novel I’m slaving away at now). I’m looking to upload more premium content soon, but I thought it might be nice to shareContinue reading “Flash Fiction Sci-fi Story: Landings”
I’m so excited to announce that I’m finally ready to release Still Here: Memoirs of Feminine Friendship. This collection is really close to my heart, as it was an intense exploration of the importance of friendship between women and girls. I wrote these stories for my Honours thesis, and now it’s time to release themContinue reading “‘Still Here’, my collection of memoir vignettes, is available for purchase now!”
My short story Old Man’s Head is set to come out on April 18th. Issue 1 of Curiouser Magazine, which features the story, is available to order online now. Old Man’s Head is a dark family drama which plays out in a rural setting. It’s a tense read, with hints of surrealism. There will beContinue reading “Short story ‘Old Man’s Head’ coming out soon!”