My very short story is now up on Visual Verse! Here’s an excerpt:
All I hear are screams.
I see nothing.
I feel nothing.
I taste nothing on my porcelain tongue.
But I hear. The shrill howls, the wailing, the hot and feverish ah ah aahhhhhhing. Her wet and angry tears were all I knew. Her bawling piercing my brain, jolting me from sleep, souring my food, following me into my dreams.
I didn’t mean to do it.
Don’t wake the baby, Sasha!
Don’t upset the baby, Sasha!
The baby, Sasha, the baby the baby!
Go away, Sasha!
But what of me? The apple of their eye had fallen and rotted. The centre of their universe burst into a million tiny stars, shining, shining but dead, dead. Forgotten.
Read the full story here