Tag: family

Plug-Hole

— Richard Gibney — It was on a Tuesday just after noon that my mother last went to see the GP in the shopping centre. At about ten past twelve, she ascended the two floors from her job in the…

Anger

I hear her moving upstairs. At first I thought I caught her in time, but as I could tell by the sound of the floorboards she had probably been up longer than I realized. It was worse than I was expecting—the…

In Memory

“He shouldn’t be smoking cigarettes,” I grumbled. I couldn’t see her face, just the auburn curls scrunched against her crown, but the pause in conversation hung between us like a strained chord. “I don’t need your opinion right now,” she…

George & Gracie

— Jason Imber — When he first saw her, she looked smaller than she ever had looked before. Her body was quiet and motionless, her face without expression. Her breathing was shallow but regular. “We had to sedate her to…

Eyes

— Ian Sherr — Her eyes are terrified; she doesn’t know where she is or what’s going on. But at the same time, they’re empty, like there’s nothing behind them anymore. They’re just there. That’s the only way I can…