My sexuality is not a foot in a closet door, inching in or out one bruised toe at a time. It’s not an either/or, one foot in sea and one […]
Teach your children to sail the Indian Ocean in a thimble, to turn bathtime into a voyage to the depths. Teach them to balance, tip-toed, on the pinpoint of a […]
“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 […]
Alec tramped through the mud, last night’s rain still lingering in a stifling mist, the kind that could soak a person to the bone within minutes. He stopped at the gate […]