Category: Stories

  • Headbanger

    For two months, a bird’s been attacking my window with gusto. In fact, I now call the bird Gusto because I’ve never encountered a creature with such tenacity and mindless courage. The first time Gusto slammed into my window, feet, and headfirst, I almost shat myself because I was doing the dishes and the window […]

  • Riding the 19 tram (pre-COVID lockdown)

    Once upon a time when I was a commuter … The 19 tram is a fickle beast, prone to fits of madness, rage, and the inevitable delays of Melbourne public transport. For the most part, I like my tram route because it goes up Royal Parade past Princes Park and glides up Sydney Road spewing […]

  • Searching for joy in the pandemic

    The supermarket is now a dangerous place to be. People who might be sick move up and down the aisles searching for hand sanitizer, pasta and a way to wipe their arse. It’s a depressing sight, watching people navigate their way through a human obstacle course. However, today I’m not going to dwell on the […]

  • Second Wave 2: another guest post by Cam Beatty

    “If you can hear me, open your eyes,” the voice says as I come to with a sharp breath. My head is spinning, lying here on this bed in a room that immediately fills me with the frustration of not knowing where I am. Everything hurts. The woman tells me that she managed to get […]

  • Flogging a dead horse with Teddy (2007)

    Photo compliments of Nadine Ross The taxi ride home from the civil court was civil. Emma sat in silence, wringing her hands while I stared out the window at homes, I would never live in. It was my second trip to the civil court in six months and I vowed never to return. But when […]

  • Do you have a coronavirus story you’d like to share?

    I’ve changed the name of my blog to The coronavirus diaries until this thing blows over. So, if anyone wants to send me a story they have to tell about self-isolation, coping with self-isolation and basically, anything to do with their experience of this time in our lives, send it through and I’ll post it […]