Flesh and stone

She is lifting the golden lid of a recycling bin with the sleeve of her jumper when the song of a siren echoes through the neighbourhood. Christina lets the lid fall. The bin topples over into the gutter, wheels spinning.Read more…

Hollywood heart

On January 27 we hosted a special Story-share event at Smith’s Alternative, themed around ‘new beginnings’. Below is a transcript of the talk shared by Sarah Mason. Hollywood Heart I was born into an artist’s house, where naked women languished on theRead more…

Limit

Sometimes, after school, David could hear his mother having an affair. The first few times, he could only hear soft steady breathing. The sound that breath makes when blown on a car window to make it fog up. He neverRead more…

Armageddon ice-cream

We were talking about the world ending. The possibility of the earth slipping off its cone and melting into a sticky mess. Frothy blue-green waves taller than the town monument drowning us like a washing machine set on rinse andRead more…