The Whispering Woods & Let Me Go – The Sirens Call – Issue 42, Dec 2018

The Whispering Woods They told me not to go in there. Into the woods where the you-know-whats lurk. Huge hulks of brown fury, all claws and teeth and menace. They said terrible things would happen to me if I did. I weaved a finger into my locks as I listened, smiled and nodded.  “No mama, noContinue reading “The Whispering Woods & Let Me Go – The Sirens Call – Issue 42, Dec 2018”

Shatter the Silence – the Same Online Journal – Issue 12.1, August 2018

I remember peering around the doorway watching each plate shatter, splintering into a ceramic snowstorm at the hands of my mother. For some reason my memory has omitted the sound. I see her mouth open wide, her eyes and nose dripping. I see the droplets merging with the flying debris as she furiously throws herContinue reading “Shatter the Silence – the Same Online Journal – Issue 12.1, August 2018”

Status: Vulnerable – the Same Online Journal – Issue 10.2, June 2018

Her green eyes close and sleep follows. Her favourite time of day, or rather night. At night she escapes her diagnosis, her ageing bones and the tang of disinfectant that pervades this ‘home’. At night she . . . Published in the Same online literary journal, Issue 10.2, 11th June 2018

Published Fiction: Homemade Lemon Shade – The Cabinet of Heed – March 2018

I have this system for getting exactly what I want out of people, and today I’m going to use it. I’m going to use it on a woman named Elizabeth, and she has no idea. I’m waiting now on the corner of her street. I can see her front door from here. It’s red andContinue reading “Published Fiction: Homemade Lemon Shade – The Cabinet of Heed – March 2018”