I’m so happy to have two stories in issue 34 of the wonderful The Cabinet Of Heed literary journal.
Firstly, a lockdown inspired story titled ‘The Rules of Contagion’ at https://cabinetofheed.com/2020/06/10/one-word-prompts
Secondly, a story inspired by a visit to Thai elephant sanctuary, titled ‘Sanctuary’, under https://cabinetofheed.com/2020/06/10/photo-prompts/… (scroll down to the elephant).
There are drawers full of fabulous tales to distract you in this fine issue!
I’m utterly delighted that my short story Enduring Night, inspired by a visit to Iceland, is feeding the wonderful, eternally ravenous The Cabinet of Heed. It has taken up residence in Issue Twenty-Nine, out now.
Enduring Night is a love story that may not be a love story, set against the elemental beauty of Iceland in the snow.
It begins with a moment of anticipation, which I wrote before I actually visited Iceland, and long before the rest of the tale took shape.
I haven’t been here yet, but this is what I imagine it will be like. Dark as ink from waking till sleeping, with an occasional reprieve when the sun lifts its lead-heavy head. Fissures of aurora borealis dancing above bare-branched trees as ice crystallises in the air. Eyeballs rolling in the fight not to freeze; skin tightening; breath blooming like fog.
Read Enduring Night in full.