My Sister Louise

Originally published in issue 5 of Number Eleven magazine:

My sister Louise always loved music. Even before she could walk, she would hold onto the sofa’s edge and her chubby baby bottom would bounce up and down to the rhythm. She took her first steps while the radio played in our sitting room, teetering forward to collapse in my mother’s arms and laugh.

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The Call of the Running Tide

Originally published in Crannog Issue 30:

The first two keys don’t work, but the third turns in the lock with a clunk, and I lift up the lid of the chest. My breath catches at the sight of the pelt, and my quivering hand strokes the soft grey fur.

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Crannog published two other short stories of mine:

  • “Try Not to Breathe” in Issue 40 (link to bookseller).
  • “Apple Blossom Girl” in Issue 45 (link to bookseller).