No regard for the eye of the beholder, you know your place among the pantheon. Constellations nestled in your hair as you walk among men, transposed onto our existence; satin […]
I don’t pray anymore except for when I do— and when I do, I pray for you. Not on my knees with head bowed and hands clasped, no our fathers or […]
At twelve she starts growing fur and fangs, watches hair poke through skin like new-grown grass; lets her spine bend to breaking point and hides herself under baggy jumpers. At […]
“Remember—squeeze the trigger gently. Like I showed you.” Henry’s grip on the rifle faltered as he felt his father’s looming presence over his shoulder. The animal in front of him […]
Eddie sat in front of the window, staring blankly past his own translucent reflection, asit landed in the midst of a group of sparrows and let out an aggressive squawk. The sound of wings flapping was muffled by the window pane as the sparrows scattered en masse, heading off in search of a more hospitable feeding place.
Two o’clock in the morning. She woke, as usual, to the distorted audio from the monitor on the bedside table, the little green and red LED lights flashing in time […]
“When’s Mummy coming back?” your daughter asks, kicking idly at the table leg and pushing her cereal around the bowl with her spoon. “What d’you mean?” You sit down across […]