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!

 

 

Acknowledgements:

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.

The Joint Before Xmas


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S05EP03 – Dr Who in the Kitchen of my Childhood by Marina Byrne

 

 
 
 

There was no room in that stifling box – five paces from the door to the cupboards opposite. A tiny chipboard table jammed against the other wall was the meal prep area. If you took three steps forward from there, you would bump into the sink where the mottled green glass of the lone casement window above the sink turned the sun’s rays into sickly fingers of heat. But the kitchen of my childhood tells a story if you know where to look.

 

Dr Who in the kitchen of my childhood

Podcast flash story by Marina Byrne

I come from a family of 8 kids. We had very little money and I always had the sense that I needed to walk on eggshells to avoid triggering simmering tensions. With so many kids to feed, the kitchen in my childhood house was always in use and was the backdrop to a lot of conflict.

Winner of the 2018 QWC Flash Fiction prize, I have been writing for many years. I write and edit blogs, books and articles for businesses and other people through my business (Marina Catherine Editing Services), but love to work on my own creative writing projects when time permits.

Her website.

 

Acknowledgements:

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

Dr Who in the kitchen of my childhood was written and read by Marina Byrne.  The story was sound edited by Jen Farrow.

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


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