Since today is Valentine’s day, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about love.
-Singing to the stars and hearing them sing back.
-Attempting to pirouette on a tightrope.
-Savouring time instead of spending it.
-Wrenching your heart out of your throat, coughing it into your hands – a pulsing, bloody mango – then shredding it against a cheese-grater.
-Realising your shadow resides in another person. And your light.
-Skidding down a slope of laughter.
-Letting someone see you splinter and fray.
-Feeling butter-soaked in warmth.
-Stumbling, falling, getting up again.
-Who the hell knows?
Please comment and share what love is to you!
I’ve been waiting for a few months for my flash fiction (The Amber Light) to come out in the 2016 Winter/Spring issue of The Zodiac Review. Well, I’m pleased to tell you that my wait is over. If you’re interested, I can give you the green light to read my story at www.thezodiacreview.com/#!current-issue/nxo1t, or go to my ‘Links’ page.
The Amber Light is an introspective narrative about the challenges of renegotiating relationships. The amber lamplight represents the narrator’s hesitation about how to respond when his best friend declares she is in love with him, as amber traffic lights are associated with waiting. The Amber Light is a slice-of-life story that explores the narrator’s fears about damaging a friendship, and captures the moment where the nature of the unnamed characters’ relationship is considered and, ultimately, changed.
I hope you enjoy it! Over and out.