‘Mum, I had this strange dream a few nights before he died. When I told him about it, I said it had nothing to do with him, it wasn’t about him. But it was, Mum. It was all about him. And I didn’t see it. If I had, I would have stayed home, stopped him going to the creek. I could’ve saved him from the water.’
Podcast flash story by Jennifer Crane
This piece relates to a dream I had shortly before the unexpected passing of my husband at our property. I ask myself every day what I could have done to prevent an outcome that devastated our young family forever. ‘If only’ is hard to live with and writing the words doesn’t answer the questions but expresses the pain.
Jennifer Crane holds a Master of Letters, lives in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and has been published in a number of formats and genres. She has a love of horses, a passion for the well-being benefits of writing and volunteers to facilitate the craft of writing workshops for veterans.
Memoria was written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella
About You was written and read by Jennifer Crane. The story was sound edited by Natalie Vella.
Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
The Joint Before Xmas
2. 180081 Curtains 01 By FST180081 CC BY 3.0
3. Crowd shouting on the street By Hellonyou CC BY-NC 3.0
4. Dinner table ambience By Mr_Alden CC BY-NC 3.0
5. Drinking Water Bottle By NebbiaOne CC BY-NC 3.0
6. Empty Beer Bottles Clinking, Clanking By Fugeni CC0 1.0
7. Fire Brigade Siren - Street – Cars By LanDub CC0 1.0
8. Footsteps, Tile, Male Tennis Shoes, Slow Pace By SpliceSound CC0 1.0
9. Hip-Hop loop #17 By Decentyo CC0 1.0
10. Lighting a Cigarette Taking Drag By User_7146007 CC0 1.0
11. Putting out fire By SoundMarnus CC BY 3.0
12. RagingFireplace By Kkswinso CC0 1.0
13. Rolling paper roll joint By Kyles CC0 1.0
14. Rotary phone dial numbers By Iwdickens CC0 1.0
15. Rural Australia morning birds By Tim.kahn CC BY-NC 3.0
16. Sample Screen Doors By SvennSound CC0 1.0
17. Smoking Variations By Fluffayfish CC BY-NC 3.0
18. Watercarpet By Mikaelfernstrom CC BY 3.0
19. Water, Pouring, A By InspectorJ CC BY 3.0
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