Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury – Feature Article

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a ‘silent epidemic’ affecting more than just the injured person. I came to terms with it when we were called into a separate room at Royal Perth Hospital to be briefed on my step-father’s condition after his fall at work. We entered a pastel-coloured room and the doctor closed the … Continue reading Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury – Feature Article

The singing siren – Flash fiction (300-words) on the theme of ‘Melody’

The singing siren The humming of my mother’s voice never fails to move me from deep within. The warmth of her melody brings me back to one of my oldest memories, an autumn night where we sat by the fire in our house. The crackling of the golden pine firewood had set the tempo to … Continue reading The singing siren – Flash fiction (300-words) on the theme of ‘Melody’

Character sketch (200-words: written for a Genre Fiction unit)

First time I met my workmate, his incisive blue gaze had beaten my read on his. The faded tear-drop tattoo on the right side of his face caught my attention, its perpetuity contrasting with the frantic circumspection of his cerulean orbits. The shagginess of his dreadlocked mullet bordered with the military prowess of a pale … Continue reading Character sketch (200-words: written for a Genre Fiction unit)