Bunyip short story by Iris Carden The HDU team were dressed in orange hi vis rescue uniforms.  It wasn’t normal attire for a secret organisation, but it would fit in with all the other searchers who had set out from the lavender farm. Senior Agent Jo Burns briefed them. “We’re parked here, because this is…… Continue reading Bunyip


Cassowary short story by Iris Carden Greg hated the zoo.  He only worked there because there was nothing else available. He wasn’t naturally a social person, and having to smile and answer dumb questions people asked really got on his nerves. Today was an especially bad day.  He’d finally asked Kaitlin out.  She’d turned him…… Continue reading Cassowary


Cindy short story by Iris Carden A long time ago, in a place far, far away…  No. Sadly no. This wasn’t long ago, at all, and not all that far away. It’s the story of Cindy Castarella, no, not Cinderella, although their stories were strangely similar. Cindy was exhausted.  Caring for two children, doing housework,…… Continue reading Cindy


Designer short story by Iris Carden Settle in, dear reader, while I tell you the strange tale of Adelaide, who made her living doing something she loved, but who dreamed of greater success. Adelaide made dresses, not ordinary dresses, but beautiful, amazing, incredible dresses, that always drew attention. She made the kind of dresses that…… Continue reading Designer

Family Lies Chapter 2

Family Lies Chapter 2: Lunch chapter of work in progress by Iris Carden Emily carried the tray into her mother’s sitting room. “I thought we might have lunch together, if that’s OK,” she said. Elsie had been watching the television.  She turned her head to look at Emily, and gave a small smile. “What’s your…… Continue reading Family Lies Chapter 2