Here’s my most recent short story, Send Her Away, on the Storgy website. It’s a five minute read, and I’d love to hear any feedback.
Send Her Away
You stand hidden in a doorway, your breath rising, a phantom on the frosty air. You watch another, similar doorway, dimly lit by streetlamps further down the road. On its step rests a holdall, the zipper slightly open.
It’s the zipper that draws your attention. It reminds you of the sighs and murmurs of trees. Above, colour creeps back into the soup of the sky – first a muddy sludge poisons the purity of the black, and gradually, an angry shade of red bleeds onto the horizon. You are reminded of the red handprint on your leg. You were less than the height of the kitchen table then, but the sting lives on. There were many more handprints – bright, livid – but they never hurt as badly as the first. You shake the memory away.
Your attention is drawn back to the gap in the…
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