Storytelling

One Christmas Eve

A short story for national storytelling week

Jessie woke as she always did. She flailed restlessly in the heavy bedsheets, feeling the weight of the winter duvet pressing against her body, willing her back into the soft white envelope of comfort and safety….

11 min

The Watcher

A short story for national storytelling week

It is London, 2154. Sirens screamed, echoing between the high buildings of the city of London. It was dusk, but it was as dark as it would have been at midnight. The moon struggled to shine…

7 min

Innocence

A short story for national storytelling week

The girl was eighteen when she first read Wuthering Heights. It was a battered copy belonging to her mother, having been read and eventually neglected after the first enthusiastic reading, but still carted from flat to…

3 min

Domestic Conjecture

A collection of 3 short stories for national storytelling week

On day 1000 of winter break, a mom sits at the kitchen table browsing her inbox, and her six year old works on a word search next to her with a yellow crayon.ย In your day, you…

3 min

The Olive Harvest

A short story for national storytelling week

Dressed in thick woollen tights and long skirts to protect both her modesty and body from the bitter cold, Lavinia worked diligently alongside other local women during the winter olive harvest. The year was 1960 and…

10 min

The Messenger

A short story for national storytelling week

He stood, motionless, dazed, a pool of water gathering about his feet and disappearing into the sand as if he were traceless, invisible. As though he stood upon a golden creature, thirsty, drinking in his residue,…

5 min

The Cottage By The Sea

A short story for national storytelling week

Weak sunlight poured through the window of the coffee shop, illuminating the smudges on the glass top of the table.ย  The woman at the table topped up her tea cup with tea from the pot, dark…

10 min