S05EP04 – Silent Sisters by Jay Alter



The hotel reception closed at 10pm. By then, both of my sisters were in their bedrooms reading or sleeping, and I had passed the time watching unmemorable movies on Foxtel. My mum came upstairs and sat next to me on the couch. She had her usual day old cup of microwaved coffee in her hand and she was grasping it like it was the last cup of coffee on the planet.


Silent Sisters

Podcast flash story by Jay Alter

I wanted to explore a moment in my life that fills me with regret to this day. It was life-changing, not only for myself but for my entire family.

I’m just sharing my story.


About the author

Jay Elle Alter is an Australian based creative studying Journalism at Charles Sturt University. Living in Armidale in the New England Region of New South Wales with her husband, cats and german shepherd Vader, she has a passion for the creative industries, making her a long-time writer, artist and crafter. With no published works to date, Jay Elle is an up and comer to watch out for!





Memoria was written,  produced, edited and presented by Natalie Vella

Silent Sisters was written and read by Jay Alter.  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.

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