Prize Winner @ Wrexham Literary Festival

ICE – Award-winning story from Carnival of Words, Wrexham’s Literary Festival, 2017 He glances over at Imogen.  Her elbow had slid along the table, alcohol tipping her over onto a different axis.  In the firelight, her arm shines, delicate and vulnerable, like a new-born giraffe’s leg.  Could he plead tiredness,…

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The Leopard

  Images of Africa – darting, zig-zag, gaudy –still flicker across her dreams, sixty years on.  She wakes in an instant with the same sense of lurking danger and imminent catastrophe that have marked every single year since they left Rhodesia.  There is a glass of water on the night…

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Green Colleen

  The calls of the stevedores and the calls of the gulls vied for height as Eliza stepped off the gangway.   Turning her back on the dockside and following a hand-drawn map, she made her way to the offices of the Liverpool Courant, the two day passage from Cork unsteadying…

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