Stories

From my book Into the Dark  AT THE END OF THE WALK ​During the day walkers would park their weary bottoms, slug from water bottles, and then continue up on their journeys. Dogs would poke inquisitive noses into the bracken whilst their owners stopped to check their map. Couples wouldRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  THE GARDENER ​ Julia sat in the park on the same bench every day. She liked to come here and watch people walking through, or having their outside lunch, to take her mind of her own loneliness. She knew some of them now. TheRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  ANGER They’re talking to me again. They’re smiling and grimacing and shattering my feelings again ​ They say things like, ‘we understand.’ ‘we care.’ ‘we know where you are coming from.’ ​ BOLLOCKS ​ Nobody understands, or cares or gets it ​ Scrunching heart.Read More →

From my book Into the Dark  THE VISITOR ​ Hearing a noise she froze, listening, alert. She must not be found here. The boy startled her anew as his nose pressed against the window suddenly, squeaking against the cold pane. ​ She needed him to open the window, to climbRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  DIM THE LIGHTS ​“I am so tired. Tired of fighting people, governments, my own desires and needs that have no place in our world, or so I am told. ​Tired of explaining myself to you. Trying to make you see who I am, andRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ​ I see you looking. Staring across the mall. Will you come over? Will you say hello to me? ​ People often stare at me. I am very beautiful in my way. Nothing can ever take that away from me. I wasRead More →

From my book Into the Dark  GOODBYE FOR NOW ​ He placed another bag on top of the growing pile. He had accumulated too much over the years. Made leaving so much harder. ​ He could hear her crying quietly in the other room. She thought he could not hearRead More →