Ainslie Paton romance author

Mum Missives

A Fake Conversation with Mum About Having Written A Book

I haven’t told my Mum I write romance fiction. I know that sounds bad, as if I’m ashamed.  I’m not....

Mum’s Revenge

A horrifying thing happened My lovely friend Suzanne dropped over. She said: I’ve got a couple of free movie tickets....

A conversation with my Mum in which she hurts my brain

The parents arrive. A drop in, on a work day. My Dad looks like he’s been staring in the eye...

Mum Bucks the Work Ethic

Mum Bucks the Work Ethic

A verbatim with Mum about working from home Mum:    Why are you cleaning the house? Me:        It needs it. Mum:   ...

A Conversation with Mum about her Kindle – and Conspiracy Theories

A Conversation with Mum about her Kindle – and Conspiracy Theories

I’ve been avoiding this one.  I am a bad daughter. Mum:    I don’t like this new Kindle. Me:        (With...

Jetlag, swollen feet, and Mum’s Kindle

Jetlag, swollen feet, and Mum’s Kindle

A series of discussion with my Mum about her Kindle on one day Conversation One I’ve been flying for 18...

Mum Cuts to the Chase

Mum Cuts to the Chase

A verbatim with Mum about me going on a trip I think I win We were talking about how Mum...

Mum Constructs a Lie

Mum Constructs a Lie

An actual verbatim conversation with my Mum about a bunch of people I don’t know and why I have to pretend it’s...

A Discussion with Mum about – well it was hard to tell

A Discussion with Mum about – well it was hard to tell

She phones: Mum:    I’m sorry to bother you but I’m in 12 and I can’t get out. Me:        Did you...

Mum’s Logic

An actual conversation with my Mum about a potential holiday Deep background:  Last year we went on a family holiday...

Mum Rides Again

A verbatim with my Mum about phone messages. Phone rings:  I’m neck deep in deadline.  Answering machine picks up.  I...

Mother Love

Mother Love

And almost exact transcript of a phone call with my Mum Mum:    I’ve got a big problem. Me:        What? Mum:   ...

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