Sister

Content warning: implied child abuse. “Knock, knock!” Madeleine listens at the basement door, her Shell-coloured pigtails dusting its fading, Ceylon wood. She smiles at a reply no-one else would hear, and twists the brass knob, carefully, quietly. Beyond the door, the space below yawns in Oolong Black. She checks her surroundings, but the Guild Grey … Continue reading Sister

Draw the Line (IWSG Oct)

Welcome to another month of the Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop, where we ask all the writing questions, pretend to know the answers (or not), and generally be supportive. Thanks for joining us. This month the awesome co-hosts are Jemima Pitt, J Lenni Dorner, Cathrina Constantine, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, and Mary Aalgaard. Do … Continue reading Draw the Line (IWSG Oct)

And Beyond

We toast in silence. It’s symbolic, the water—no whisky here. Once released, it will float in perfect spheres before our mouths can swallow. Such things made us laugh, in the beginning. But tonight the mood is somber.We gathered without premeditation, coming upon each other in the aft viewing alcove, squeezing in, no words required. A … Continue reading And Beyond

Writing Goals (IWSG Sept)

Welcome to September, folks! Whether spring, autumn, or any other season where you are, I hope you and your families are well. Over in my corner of the web it seems September is goal month. Every social media account wants to know: what are your plans, now that there are only four months left of … Continue reading Writing Goals (IWSG Sept)