Where the mountains meet the sea: Excerpt from chapter two of Welcome to Bellevue

“Welcome to Bellevue, where the mountains meet the sea…” Harry awakes on a ferry with no memory of how he came to be there. The boat is bound for Bellevue, a place he has never heard of. When he goes ashore, his attempts to leave are thwarted. Feeling trapped and alone, Harry gradually gets to … Continue reading Where the mountains meet the sea: Excerpt from chapter two of Welcome to Bellevue

Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane

A Lament to Cherry

The owner of Melbourne’s soon-to-be erstwhile Cherry Bar is hard to miss: after all, he wears a big hat. (Indoors? Indoors.) Although one doesn’t really make out faces from any stage, anywhere–unless there aren’t any faces all, delivering you from the challenge–trademark silhouettes travel well, in spite of distance or dazzling lighting. Impossibly, some manner … Continue reading A Lament to Cherry

Pregnant Woman

Transition

'Transition’, among many things, is the phase during childbirth where a woman’s cervix dilates fully to prepare for the baby’s descent into the birth canal and then the world. It is often said to be the most gruelling part of labour and is typically characterised as the time when the woman will say that she … Continue reading Transition