I have been affected by these stories and the great, understated things they have to share.
Her blue pant suit and sunglasses seemed to be a part of her, almost like she had been born wearing them and chucking spread sheets into folders.
She tapped a few more words into the story she was working on, her chipped and faded fingertips working furiously.
The glass shattered and struck their faces, cutting shreds of flowery linen and cracking vases.
She wouldn’t even look around the room but had her head forward and pen moving across the pages like a lie detector pin, up and down, a frantic doodle of letters and scruffy notes.
That was a difficult one because he had never felt soft in his life but here he was, trying to find a place to put his pride but not knowing there was nowhere to stash it like junk food on leg day (just under his work jacket).
Fresh-faced at the mirror, Melanie ate her KFC through the mist from her shower.
Her hair would be greying now but it would be the same person I shared laughs with on the couch.
Her kind face telling Pen the verses of her faith.
This little girl with flaming locks who had been around about 100 years, was her golden ticket.
He splashed Keryn back and, grabbing the water gun on the deck, Mitch fired with all his might, leaving Keryn a spluttering figure by the steps.
It was breaking point and she would have to wriggle and muster all she could to get back - for the pieces to move together.
His little red face focused on her older, wrinkled one.
It would sit in the crook of her arm and she would hum a hymn as her eyes drooped.
She heard the telltale skid of Vans on linoleum. She saw the quaffed hair and cut-off jean shorts.
Her face was wet with tears and sweat, beads forming pearls round her neck.
Not wanting to leave her nest of blankets and hair, auburn and thick like Autumn leaves.
Puffs of dust billowed out as she tramped toward the buck on the road.
Slowly, they begin whirring, lighting a fire and spreading to neurons.
Lightly at first and then it grabbed her like a frustrating aunty and pinched her cheeks.