Tag Archives: Claire Walker

A Well-Stoked Blaze

She decided it on her sixth birthday. The cake presented, she turned her breath, candles flickered but held. Six flames, dancing to the base of their wicks. As she grew, she tended sparklers – no stutter or flash, but a … Continue reading

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The Lie at the Bottom of the Sea

It rolls off his breath. Little thing, it slips his mind, sits for weeks on the bed. It tangles around leaves of kelp, knots through bruise-coloured coral. This is how its roots are set and up it sways – gentle … Continue reading

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