I made the life-saving choice to quit, but man I could use a smoke break

IIt’s been 10 years since I quit smoking. I didn’t stop because I wanted to, but because my fiancé quit smoking and asked for my support in the form of solidarity. I agreed to quit but after finishing my last cigarette, I couldn’t sleep. Desperate for a hit of nicotine…


Illness and spousal caregiving inevitably challenge a marriage

Last night, we came home from a grocery shop at Safeway and my husband had offered to make us shrimp bucatini. But it was 5:45 p.m., a little too early for dinner, so he decided he’d head outdoors for a quick 30-minute bike ride before returning home to cook. While…

A self-satisfied wife sees her husband talking to her friend’s teenage daughter.

“He doesn’t even realise he’s being inappropriate, that’s how thick he is! The idiot sends out all the wrong signals cos he’s so eager to be liked,” Janet was complaining about her husband Dan. Grace noticed how much…

How I got over my hankering for the conventional life.

“So, what’s going on with you?” My therapist asked me.

“I don’t really know. I’m just a little unhappy. Not like depressed or miserable, but a little agitated and ill at ease.”

“Why do you think that is?” She said.

A story about art, love and ghosts.

Daisy Taylor spent most days in her painting studio on the top floor of a Mayfair townhouse where she lived with her husband Felix Reginald Taylor.

Felix owned a small gallery called The Faeger, which had an impressive collection of post-war Japanese abstracts…

Michele Koh Morollo

Journo | Copywriter | Short Fiction Author | www.michelekohmorollo.com | Author of “Without:Stories of lack and longing”

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