She was drifting away from me again. Her voice; her face; her memory. They were fading rapidly. I clung onto them in desperation. I had promised her that I wouldn’t forget her but her image was blurring around the edges, memories slipping through my finger. I almost didn’t recognise the girl that looked at meContinue reading “Memory”

The First Letter

 Dear Nadia,  It is raining again today. I wonder if it was a sign. That the world was so sad that the sky started crying. But that’s just the suppressed poet in me I guess. What else can I say? It was a sad day. Alma was crying at first but by the time weContinue reading “The First Letter”

A Witch Convicted

The castle walls loomed. I’d already been here a month and nobody would tell me the date of my trial. So I spent another day sitting in filth. Witchcraft. That was my crime. But who knew what my punishment would be, or even who accused me. They just took me from my house and draggedContinue reading “A Witch Convicted”

Opiate Promises

Opium and ink spilled by her feet as she stared at the apparition by the window. There, hovering like a firefly, a spectre danced on the breeze. The window flew open and allowed its enchanting melody to enter the room as it came closer. “I have come for you youngling. Come away with me; comeContinue reading “Opiate Promises”

A Mother’s Canvas

The inkblot dried up into the paper and she watched the colours change.  Blue. Black. Red.  The crying was growing louder but she couldn’t help. She had to do this. She had no choice. Grey. Green. Orange.  The colours blended and swirled, the paint’s fragrance filling the room. Tears streaming and her mind swimming, sheContinue reading “A Mother’s Canvas”