The Thing to Focus on, Violet, and Beach Side (Micro-fictions, with photography by Naomi McAllister)

The Thing to Focus on It’s the rumbling. The slow relentless drone of rubber on concrete that buzzes all around you as you perch on the harsh wooden bench, the takeaway coffee cup warming your hands. It’s the takeaway coffee itself, the familiar bitterness appeasing your senses as you gingerly sip, being careful not to … Continue reading The Thing to Focus on, Violet, and Beach Side (Micro-fictions, with photography by Naomi McAllister)

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Tones (A Short Story)

There’s a rhythmic beat coming from the television; a hypnotic thump over a black screen, white flashes that jolt you and emphasise the darkness when they’re gone, the illustration of absence demanding your attention towards the silence between the thuds. And then the strings of a bass guitar, lazily plucked, make their entrance and a … Continue reading Tones (A Short Story)