The Group

The Group by Nod Ghosh short story She left the group before I did, even though my partner joined before me. A sanctuary for people like us, the group should have been somewhere we both felt safe. Somewhere we could light fires of friendship and extinguish our fear of...

The Christening

The Christening by jocelyne rigal short story ‘If he’s coming, there’s no reason why you should not be coming.’ So said Roger about the christening of his grandson, as I was talking to him over the phone. Roger had been my partner for the last four years (both of us...

My Two Mothers

My two Mothers by Nyar Afrika short story “You are disgrace to the family!” “It has been 25 years father! 25 years!” “I don’t care. She is a slut. You are a slut too!” I hear raised voices coming from my grandfather’s...

Exposed

Exposed by Nyar Afrika short story I feel her eyes on me, staring, gauging, taking me in. I look at her through the corner of my eye, obviously trying to be subtle about it so as to get a good view of her. In as much as this club is dimly lit, I take in her feature...

If I Should Fall Asleep – CW: Suicide

If I Should Fall Asleep by Cassia Gaden Gilmartin short story It’s nine o’clock, evening but not yet night, and the sky is the colour of peaches. Colours, rather. A pinkish red in the high places and yellow nearer the horizon, as if the sun’s split open and leaked all...