An essay in happiness gathered over the course of five and a half summers. ‘I think you’re afraid […]

“‘It was a dark and stormy night’—My god, Kevin, I can’t believe my eyes or my ears. You […]

Mum will be here soon. She never used to visit, but does now. She said when I came […]

I closed the window against the smoke and the sound of distant gunfire. As the shields slid up […]

I honestly couldn’t say whether the bird was injured or not when she found it. V often stumbled […]

That summer, all anybody could talk about was the ghost of little Ellie Clark. She was everywhere. If […]

Sunday 24th September 11p.m. Dominic, or the purveyor of lies as I now think of him, left me […]

On the morning of the funeral, Raymond rises as usual and urinates laboriously. With effort, he contracts his […]

The Crosspatch Clock ticking. Temperature below the acceptable minimum and not even the slightest sign of the heating […]

It is said that true darkness is simply the absence of light; it possesses no texture, no subtlety, […]