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Sunday Biscuits

Gummy, as I came to call her at the age of two, came from a time with butter churns and trains and hats and gloves. Her biscuit recipe was no different. [...]

Magic Happened This Summer

Time stood still. Was this the moment I had prayed for? [...]

As Crumbs from the Apron

Though I grew up with him, I know little about my dad. I know he lost a brother at an early age. I know he majored in history at college and hoped to become a teacher. I know that he likes engineering challenges. His emotions, however, remain a mystery. [...]

Expecting

“Well, have you thought about names?” These words enter the conversation like a hammer meeting a nail. I picture her rubbing her palms together, assessing me from under her eyebrows—even over the phone wires. I know where she is going with this question. [...]

Uncommon Ground

“Treasure?” Her voice matches the tender smile spreading in her lips. “Now that sounds like fun!” She slides her hands around my shoulders and gives me a hug. I drink in her loving, maternal gestur [...]

The Man From the Circus

Trapeze

1.

No-one stayed at home that night. I’d lived on the island for seventeen years, and I didn’t remember the circus ever coming to Skye before.

I had stepped out for a cigarette halfway through the girl-on-the-pony show. I liked the idea of the girl-on-the-pony show, but the reality of it depressed me. [...]

Rising

“Mom, there is nothing else to say.” He motioned for me to drive forward. Away from her. Away from the fear and the chaos that slid between our hopes and us. [...]