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 […]
[ Bit of context: I’ve been working on a longer-term writing project over the last few months, and in a bid to expand that particular universe and keep the muse […]
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 […]
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.
She still gets giddy when she sees a firefly. Every day, he forgets a little more of their sixty five years together; he never tells her, but the thought terrifies […]
Once before, she dreamed you had wings twice as long as your arms, one of them crooked when you landed in her back garden with a crash and the splintering […]