‘Family’ I vividly remember the first time someone asked me about Hannah. I remember how my chest collapsed and I thought how quite like death this must feel. “What do you mean?” I frown at the assigned text in front of me. The words blur and I can’t read anything. I hope that if I … More Hannah: Chapter 6
“A lesson in light.” “The park looks different these days,” I stare up at where the bush of one tree meets the next, creating a thick sky of lime green, bright yellow and specks of light brown. “It always does in spring,” Hannah keeps her eyes on her camera, gently turning different knobs, … More Hannah: Chapter 5
Hannah ‘Really?’ he frowns, ‘That’s your favourite song?’ ‘It’s innocent,’ I explain, ‘The overwhelming emotion behind your first love.’ I hate small-talk with people I barely know, but I have somehow been drawn into conversation with this person. Actually, I had been deserted into conversation with him. Alec was here, and then suddenly … More Hannah: Chapter 4
Deep Violet “If one of these tattoo-covered hobo men graze against me again,” Alec mutters into the phone, “I swear to God, I will lose my shit.” “You don’t believe in God,” I make awkward eye contact with the elderly man down the hall wearing the tiniest floral-patterned robe as he takes his trash … More Hannah: Chapter 3
“My Parents.” ‘Look at that girl’s hair,’ my mother whispers. She speaks incredibly soft whenever she does this, barely moving her lips. She is afraid of the girl hearing her but has no problem staring as if the stranger has just spurted an extra arm and is slapping the man standing in the queue … More Hannah: Chapter 2
“Waves.” ‘The leaves are turning orange,’ I stare up at the trees that are slowly getting their green drained. ‘Winter is coming,’ Ayesha says ominously. ‘That doesn’t sound like such a bad thing,’ I try. She wraps her jacket tightly around her body, ‘It’s horrendous. Especially in this city.’ I had … More Hannah: Chapter 1
Prologue ‘Did you know that I fell in love with you before I even met you?’ ‘Impossible,’ she shook her head, her hazel hair stroking her jawbone just as I liked to do. I raised my eyebrow, ‘Do you not believe me?’ ‘Of course not,’ she waved the notion away like an annoying … More Hannah: Prologue
Chapter 4: Hannah ‘I meant your writing,’ she grinned. I frowned, ‘That’s not a superpower.’ ‘If you think my photography is, then writing definitely is,’ she said, ‘Alec told me that your words makes him believe in a better world.’ I felt my cheeks flush, ‘Alec says a lot of things. Most of them … More An Extract: Hannah.