Category: New Voices

new voices: tone

She walked into the studio. I looked up, finding her gaping up at one of the large canvasses. “This is so beautiful, but the inside of your mind must be a horrifying place,” she...

new voices: follow, follow, follow

‘You were chosen to do something special in this world’. A phrase used not-so-innocently by unprepared parents as emotional novocaine. “Struggle hard, my love, for you, are chosen! Precious. Special.” So you buckle down...

new voices: 99 problems

Sometimes a murder is on your mind for so long you imagine it every way. Such primal fury and passion, with a dash of luck. But before you put your Poirot and Jessica Fletcher...

new voices: surety

The reasons I left are immaterial but it strikes me strange that nobody has asked me why I’ve returned.  Once they figure it out it’ll all be finished anyway. Therapists, the armchair psychiatrist –...