Tag: remembering

Something to Say: Deborah Sheldon

Today we’re speaking with the Melbourne writer Deborah Sheldon. Some of Deborah’s latest releases, through several publishing houses, include the noir-horror novel Contrition, the dark literary collection 300 Degree Days and Other Stories, the bio-horror novella Thylacines, the dark fantasy and horror collection Perfect…

Birthday memories

Today my dad would have turned 95, if he had survived this long. Instead, the ghastly, grotesque illness called Motor Neurone Disease (that’s MND in Australia, and ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US) diminished him to death at the age of 67,…

Diagnosis blues

This week has been quite a difficult one. We discovered that our mother has a brain tumour. While this explains all of the bizarre and inconsistent and unreliable behaviour that we’ve been noticing recently, it’s a bit of a shock. Did I tell you…

A creation fable

  ‘Are you sure?’ asked the god. ‘Yes. I can’t face another day of ordinary conversation. I want everyone to know how much I am suffering!’ ‘I can’t reverse this process,’ he warned. ‘And I can’t turn back the clock. Just get on with…

Lost arts of the twentieth century: the rendezvous

Back in the day, there were meeting places where you waited for your family or friends to come find you. Under the clock at the railway station, in front of the department store window (yes, ‘window’ singular), at the corner of the school. Eventually,…