Jon McGregor and Terry Pratchett

This week I went to two literary events which could hardly have contrasted from one another more starkly. The first one quiet and concerning the birth of a book. The second one huge, and cacophonous, and mourning the absence of books-to-be.… Read More Jon McGregor and Terry Pratchett

Gabriel’s Story

He opens his eyes and he is cloaked in sprites. Their eyes are bulging globes, bubbles about to burst. Their bodies so thin that they fade into marsh-gas at the edges. Translucent, friendly, inquisitive and bright. The sprites gather to him in silence and he feels his anxieties lift. Gabriel-who-listens spreads himself thin over the silence. No bigger than kittens, the sprites speak to him of inarticulate calm.… Read More Gabriel’s Story