Monthly Archives: January 2020

Short Fiction: Wrinkles

She was dressed and sitting at the breakfast-table when I awoke, and I saw she was nervous. Her tentative eyes turned to look up at me; for the first time her nose was not in a novel. “We have to leave soon,” she said. “Our appointment with Mr McGuinness is at 8:30.” It was our […]


I am helping my mum into her new Saucony trainers that are black with white soles. We have left the shop where we bought them; without a shoe-horn, she has a problem. Kneeling before her, I draw at segments of the cross-woven laces, snug in their eyelets, spread the collar of each shoe, smooth out […]