Miranda's grandfather thought the world of her. She had been the first person the hospital had called when he was admitted. It had been snowing, a constant wind wrapped around the city like a coil, changing things, energising things, sending normal people mad. Christmas felt unreal. Miranda had just left in a hurry to the [...]

Dalia and the Jellyfish

The tide washed between Dalia's thighs, receded, bubbled and fizzed as it was dragged back out to the blue ocean. From the deck her uncle watched—he was entertaining guests from work. On the soft grey shore clear blobs of jellyfish sat happy and inert. At first the children had been throwing them back into the [...]

The Book of Three

Kathy was attracted to triangles. She thought about them, saw them everywhere as she worked. They were in the cuts on the cutlery she polished; the fries left on dirty plates; the napkins; in girl's hair clips, the inadvertent strokes in paintings and posters across the way, in the airport gift shop. Triangles, unlike circles [...]