Author: Justine Sless

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The Glass Ceiling

I work in the not for profit sector – where there is no glass ceiling. Instead we have a biscuit coated roof. As a result the floors and carpets of not for profit organisations are often...

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Heart Tick Approved

Mummy why do the family on the back of the box of cheerios look so happy?Jess asked one morning, as the sun rose slowly in the east, casting a glimmering glow all over  Middle Prestonia.Well...

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The Lost Children

It was lost on my children Ruby and Jessica when I said to them: Mummy is going to the Aldi supermarket to do a whole weeks shopping. They didn’t say:  But mummy, mummy, what...

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She looked at me.

We were at the dinner table the other night and James was doing that thing he always does: putting an enormous amount of food onto his fork.He then put the enormous fork full of food into...

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Funny Bits

No time to blog, just putting together the script for the Funny Bits show at Howler Bar in Brunswick. Wednesday 5 November 8pm buy a ticket here $20/15 (+BF) or at the door.

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Price Check

With gritty eyes and a lugubrious expression, she pulls on her jeans, three red leather bangles and a shirt that can be unbuttoned modestly.  There’s a slightly sour smell in the air. The washing...

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The Seven Wonders of Preston

I was driving up Gower St the other day. I alternate between Gower and Murray, just to vary the trip to Jess’s school and back.  At a red light, in a car facing ours,...

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Taste

The hit you get in the beginning gives you this high. It’s the kind of high where you can smell the flowers without having to put them under your nostrils, a fluid in-touch-with-yourself floaty...

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In summing up

In my 30’s I really wanted babies.In my 40’s I was desperate for a renovation.Now I want only to be on TV – to validate my own existence. 

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Coming Out

Despite the husband, the two kids, the three chickens, two fish, a dog and the cat who we all call the tabby shite, I have decided to come out of the closet. I have...