Fiction/Prose

As The Ocean

She walks purposefully over the beach, sand between her toes, the breeze playing in her hair, goosebumps rising on her arms. She stops at the water’s edge and the waves lap lazily over her feet. Somewhere between the skin of her ankle and the crackling synapses in her brain, the message that the water is … Continue reading

Fiction/Prose

Nothing

There is no light without darkness, no pleasure without pain, no heaven without hell, but there is always Nothing. If hell’s fires consumed themselves and the ashy remains couldn’t stand against the cool summer breeze, would heaven collapse in on itself? Would people recognise bliss without knowledge of sorrow? Not much is constant, not much … Continue reading

Fiction/Prose

A Girl At School

I liked to watch people watch her. In the classroom chewing absent-mindedly on her pen or as she walked with her head down to the bathroom between periods, everywhere she went people noticed her. Quick glances and double takes and full-on stares followed her wherever she went. She always looked so determined, like the only … Continue reading

Fiction/Prose

Winter

Your lips are cracked, your eyes are tired. You move like the last leaves falling reluctantly from a tree that once was garish with life. I have watched your cheeks hollow, seen the flush behind them dwindle and fade. And I can hear you shrinking, further and further inside the jumper that is unraveling at the hem. Those long threads trail … Continue reading

Fiction/Prose

With Her

She looks at me as if she’s never seen anything like me before. Like I’m more than just a mass of flesh with skin stretched carelessly over the lumps and curves, rising and falling in monotonous repetition. Like I mean something, not just to her, but to the world. She leans over and I can’t … Continue reading