‘Freezer’ Archive

Freezer Ep 42: Off-white Knight

For the second time in a month, Sir Murray St Clair and Elliott Price had a discreet lunch in the private Trophy Room of McDouall’s, the exclusive Gentleman’s club. Once again, Sir Murray ordered the oysters, although a little wary after his last encounter with the delectable molluscs at the club, and Price had the […]

Freezer Ep 41: Frozen Accounts

Raelene Purvis was lying beside the family pool when her mobile rattled with a ring tone that made passing reference to ‘Candy Shop’. Raelene took the call. It was Mrs Clutch, the Lushers School Principal, who firmly asked Mrs Purvis meet with her at the school, “At your convenience of course,” the Principal said, but […]

Freezer Ep 40: Good Rowing, Bad News

The day after the Lushers Girls Rowing Regatta, Peter and Marty visited their rowing coach. They asked if it would be possible for a couple of girls, who were not members of their club, to use one of the pairs for training. “I don’t think so,” Steve the coach had replied. “This is a serious […]

Freezer Ep 39: Falling Man

By the time Dean Thomas got to Regal Mortgage, the line of depositors stretched from the front door and down the footpath for the whole length of the building. Ten floors above, Sir Murray St Clair stood at the window of his plush office looking down on the ever growing queue of desperation below as […]

Freezer EP 38: Regal Trouble

About a week before the news became public, rumours had begun to circulate of trouble at Regal Mortgage. Innuendos about problems at the vainglorious lender of last resort headed by Sir Murray St Clair were whispered in the boardrooms and clubs where the well connected met to trade in finance and gossip. Several of the […]

Freezer Ep 37: Invitation Regatta

The Lushers Invitation Girls Rowing Competition was an important event, not so much for the sport of rowing, but for the students at the school. Held a month or so before the state titles each year, it was an opportunity for the best young women rowers to assess the preparation of their main competitors. For […]

Freezer Episode 36: Bad Oyster

When Sir Murray St Clair rang suggesting that they meet at the club for lunch, Elliott Price knew he had to accept. There was something in Biggle’s voice, a reticent foreboding not common in a simple invitation. Sir Murray and Price were both members of ‘McDouall’, an exclusive Gentleman’s club in the city. The club, […]

Freezer Episode 35: Brown Jacket

The principal, Mrs Clutch, came to address the class personally. In one hand she carried a long brown janitor’s jacket. With a sombre voice, she spoke of one rotten apple spoiling the whole barrel and then asked Ruth and Jane to come to the front of the class. Principal Clutch outlined the special permission for […]

Freezer Episode 34: Busted

Annabelle and Shelley were hiding in the trees when Ruth and Jane arrived at the boat shed that afternoon. They watched silently as the rowers launched a pair and gently stroked their way out into the middle of the river. As soon as the rowing shell was out of sight, the spies emerged from their […]

Freezer Episode 33: The Rules

The day started, like every other day at Lushers College for Ladies, with roll call and prayers in the year Common Rooms. Jane Thomas and Ruth Goldsmith sat together on one side of the Year 11 room, while Annabelle Purvis and her brat-pack fan-girls sat at the back. The school Chaplin, male of course, delivered […]