Short stories scare me. The writing of them, I mean. They're slippery and strange, and I'm never fully sure if what I've written is – well – good. Writing an essay or a novel seems so much straightforward, somehow.
But I've written a short story (and a short short story at that) which I am pleased with, and which the lovely folks at Dear Damsels offered to publish as part of their 'Play' showcase. You can read it, or listen to me reading it, here.