As published on Medium: https://medium.com/@simonepakavakis/covid-19-killing-my-new-love-a546d0d19e6f Dating Jack, whom I met at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, continued briefly, to… Read more COVID-19, killing my new love
As published on Mamamia, March 20, 2020 :https://www.mamamia.com.au/coronavirus-and-dating/ I’ve only been dating Jack for three and a half weeks. Together, we’ve… Read more Coronavirus and dating: How we’re making it work in the age of COVID-19
She checked her phone, again, belly sucked inwards, breath holding – her pink tongued dog smiled – 4:37pm, Thursday. No… Read more Ghost
Without warning, he pulled away from our kiss and looked into my eyes. “Who do you vote for?”
I froze. Maybe, I reasoned, revealing our political preferences could be lustful – a rousing cue to our clear linking of spirit. But honesty might also have the power to end everything between us with a single utterance. I would never look at him the same if his hero was Cory Bernardi.
As published in the University of Melbourne’s women’s magazine, Judy’s Punch. She hadn’t meant to do it. That’s what… Read more Penance (short fiction)
As published in the University of Melbourne’s student magazine, Farrago. “Please place your item in the bagging area.” The voice… Read more Why self-checkout machines could be the beginning of the end
You’re standing in the shower. You didn’t turn the fan on and it’s all foggy in the glass cubicle, you can… Read more Exhalation
Confession: I’m not a very confident dancer. Well, now that is. As a four year old I put on dancing performances for every… Read more Dancing Queen
Creative non-fiction… May or may not have been written in one go at my local cafe, carefully listening to the… Read more Overheard (creative non-fiction)
The whole journey could be described in the swirl of nausea, deep in the rolling waves of her stomach,… Read more For Him (short fiction)
I was recently “wooed” by a young gentleman on the dance floor at a trendy nightclub in the city. Let’s call… Read more Go get ’em
This short story was growing cobwebs in my laptop’s Documents folder, where its been forgotten for nearly two years. And what… Read more Meeting Emily (short fiction)
They all said it to me. Aunts, uncles, my neighbor next door. “University, gosh! You’ll be a small fish in… Read more The Little Fish
Today at work an elderly lady in watermelon-pink lipstick and curled white hair stumbled forwards with her basket of groceries.… Read more Did life give you lemons, or did you pick them?