As a child aged six and savvy
Well-versed and knowledgeable
I insist on a haircut at the hair salon
“…the same as [insert name]”
A pop idol Continue reading “glam hair”
Instead of a curved profile, rising from the case,
Each fairy cake had sunk in the middle.
“I told you not to open the oven door until they were ready!”
said Mrs. Clitherow, “Twenty minutes, a full twenty minutes!” Continue reading “mr. clitherow’s gamble”
Unsure if the darkened cafe is actually open,
You sweep inside and straight past the hosts,
Despite their earnest efforts to engage.
Princess Karoline calls you ‘dapper’ –
Referring to your outfit Continue reading “when nothing’s inside your head (and you have no clue what to say)”
Stood in his narrow kitchen, staring vacantly at the blister pack held between his fingers and thumb, the new pills – Johnson concluded, simply weren’t working. Like the ones he’d been placed on before, and the one’s before the one’s before. The same as always, his deep depression, chronic introversion and social anxiety paralysed him. This, despite the elapse of two years since his first prescribed treatment. Continue reading “the joy of song (short story 3,443 words)”