He tries to appear calm and explain to the doctor that she is dying. Why am I the one to do this, he wonders?
Melting Moments by John Bartlett (part two)
Melting Moments’ is a reflection on remembering my mother from my childhood and then when she became older and dependent on my care for her like adult to child, all now ‘melting moments’.
This episode is part two of a two-part story.
John Bartlett ‘s non-fiction has been published in The Age, The Canberra Times, The Australian, Good Weekend and he has published two novels and a collection of short stories.
You can find John on his website.
Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Nat V.
John Bartlett’s short story, Melting Moments, is performed by Roy Mears.
Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Overhead” and “Sunset at Sandy Isle”.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
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