Excerpt:- I don’t believe in ghosts, but I believe in hauntings, in the lingering insidious presence of something malignant. Spectres of endless doubt, old thoughts as oppressive as any vengeful wraith. I believe in parasites, prodding, cold and primal, stirring distant failures and shames that strike when the mind relaxes, or into nightmares that will… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 3 days to go!
Excerpt:- lullaby I remember the day you were sent to us. Soft and etched with the strokes of heaven’s brush. I remember when you first did open your eyes to the world. My heart beats again to recall it. My finger around yours. Your soft hair against my cheeks. That first wondrous sound you… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 4 days to go!!
Excerpt:- “Boys and girls. It gives me great pleasure to introduce a former student of mine to you. Alexander McCarron – Alex – is a successful businessman. His company keeps him very busy and he travels all over the country. But, he has come here today to speak to us about an important topic and… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 5 days to go!
Excerpt:- Sitting in the school hall, I fiddle with the ties on my dress, waiting for the rest of the classes to come in. The Year 6 children are last, and they’re allowed to sit on benches at the back of the hall—that will be me next year. Assembly time is most definitely the most… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 6 days to go!
Excerpt:- “Detention, again, Justin? That’s…” I shuffled my notes on my untidy desk, hunting for the report handed to me not ten minutes earlier by the headmaster’s secretary. When I finally alighted on her perfect script written in neat lines of violet ink, I all but pounced on it, shaking the wisps of loose hair… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 7 days to go!
Excerpt:- From the moment you are born to the moment you take your last breath, you are judged. No matter your age, gender, sexual preferences or race people will talk about you in a negative way any chance they get. That’s how it’s always been and that’s how it always will be. It depends on… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break the Cycle… 8 days to go!
Excerpt: “So he finally acknowledged something is wrong, but he didn’t suggest you should do anything about it?” My colleague Ruby is stood with me in the English office the morning after, scanning me for telltale signs of rage. “He flat out said we should leave it until Joe is ready to tell us what’s… Continue reading An Excerpt from Break The Cycle… 14 days to go!