marc owen jones


Annie Smallbone lives up to her newly acquired surname. Splinter-thin, I could snap her in two with a flick of the wrist. She’s only been married a month yet wraps her unhappiness around her like a cloak. She stands uncertain, as if she needs time to shake off the last eight hours and she is ignored by colleagues who shuffle out behind her as she shivers off a memory of the day. She walks left, contrary to her normal route home.



Followers (4,504 words) was completed in April 2014 and was a finalist in the Labello Press, Gem Street: Beyond the Axis competition and was published in their 2015 Anthology

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