Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 5

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 5

Fiction in the time of Covid – Episode 5 I’m back with another episode of my non-award-winning fiction series, The Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs. Mac. For the newcomers to my blog, I post my 500-word stories a few months after I’ve written them....

Dance Class Casualty

Dance Class Casualty

Baby Loves to Cha-Cha Over the years I’ve been dabbling in comedy – I once had a column in a local Sydney paper, I sent away pieces to Aussie magazines when I lived in London many years ago and even submitted the odd snippet to Reader’s Digest...

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 4

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 4

Fiction in the time of Covid: Episode 4 Hi All, I’m back with another installment of fiction featuring my devil-may-care duo – Tiffany and Mrs. MacPhillamy. One day I’ll reveal the old lady’s first name, but not quite yet. Last month the duo...

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 3

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 3

FICTION IN THE TIME OF COVID:  Episode 3 Some readers will know that I started writing fiction for kicks when travel writing dried up or began to wither on the vine. I do love a deadline and the Furious Fiction writing contest suits me down to the ground. We entrants...

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 2

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 2

Fiction in the time of Covid: Episode 2 You may recall that I decided, in September 2020, to enter the monthly Furious Fiction writing competition following a  friend’s suggestion.  What started as a bit of frivolous fun has turned into something of a passion. I...

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 1

Adventures of Tiffany & Mrs Mac – Episode 1

Fiction in the time of Covid: Episode 1 When you can’t go cruising or travelling – and write about it for a living – there are still many creative ways to keep your mind nimble. I decided to enter the monthly Furious Fiction writing competition last...

Trouser that!  Pocketing a bargain on strides in Bateman’s Bay

Trouser that! Pocketing a bargain on strides in Bateman’s Bay

Nothing like a catchy pun-filled headline to hook you in.  Or so I’m hoping. Indulge me if you will. There I was in Bateman’s Bay in early February, five weeks after devastating bushfires had sent most of the townsfolk to nearby beaches to escape the...

Locked out – but not alone

Locked out – but not alone

Melbourne is in lock-down, with a six-week curfew curtailing life in the otherwise vibrant southern city. It’s no laughing matter. However, my little adventure, where I was locked out of a groovy Melbourne hotel room, rather than locked in, might just raise a...

Paradise Found – French Polynesia Opens to Visitors

Paradise Found – French Polynesia Opens to Visitors

  French Polynesia was one of the first places in the world to close its borders when coronavirus hit and that was a very good move. The islands have recorded just 62 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths at all. These good figures have been reflected in other Pacific...

Going by the Book – A Literary wander

Going by the Book – A Literary wander

Armchair travelling seems the only escape these days. So why not get out a favourite classic and settle in for a nostalgic read. When borders re-open, there’ll be time to visit those destinations immortalised in literature. Everyone loves a good story but some...

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