Baby love – Part 3 

21st May 1999 Dear diary,  Today is the day. I’m still in the kids home and my baby is taking his last day in foster care. I don’t know when mine will be, I smoke pot and drink too much. I’ve got important things today, I get to meet his new parents as they take…

The Train

I boarded the train at 6am, as any working person would when they live miles from work. But there was something off about it. It wasn’t the same. Instead of the bright colours, it was just plain silver. “Don’t be so silly,” I thought, “maybe they’re in the process of a refurbishment.” I could feel…

See You in the Morning

I woke with a stabbing in my head, a churning in my guts, and, as usual, you beside me. I opened my eyes and the glare from the TV burned sharply into my retinas, so I closed them again. I could hear the newsreader’s voice. “The time is ten minutes to nine on Wednesday morning.”…

A Reason for Robyn

Modern day Robyn Hood. She’s still stealing from the rich to give to the poor but even good intentions have consequences.

Baby Love -Part two

17th April 1999 Dear diary,   Yesterday I met Sally, she’s an adoption social worker. Basically shes the one that goes between me and my baby’s new parents. I’m not sure I want to do this. I want to keep him and watch him grow up before me,  I wonder what will happen when he’s…

Baby love -Part one 

​16th April 1999 Dear diary,  I’ve just turned 15 and I’m a nutcase suffering a sprained ankle and my first 2 day long hangover, well not really a nutcase, I just had a baby and a mental breakdown, my mum blames it on having my baby but I don’t, I blame it on the lack of…

A Time Like Now

Belle hasn’t seen her Father for a very long time, it’s understandable that she would be nervous; the question on the tip of her tongue is very important. He better turn up.

Defeated pt 4

I watched every season pass, and many inmates go. I watched guards change almost daily, each time a new one because the previous couldn’t deal with the demanding prisoners. After six and a half excruciating years it was finally my time to exit the Earth in the way God had obviously intended. I was hoping…

Defeated pt. 3

The ‘funny’ thing about being on Death Row is that you don’t know when it’s your time to go. They come for you one day during your sentence and tell you the date has been set, and you can appeal it if you want to. Your life becomes a ticking clock; you’re constantly counting the…

Flashforward, pt .1

I’m a journalist at heart, let’s make that clear. I’ve interviewed everybody who’s anybody, from rebel leaders in active warzones to civil leaders on their deathbeds, so when I was told to write a two page spread on some scientist and his discovery I could afford to let my mind wander. Scientists were all the…

Defeated pt. 2

I spent the next three weeks in a holding cell awaiting trial. I wasn’t allowed to be released while I waited for my court date because I was classed as a danger to the public. I didn’t get much sleep over those three weeks. I tossed and turned all night, every night and ended up…

Turning Points

A story of loss, pain and growth from the end of civilisation.