The freshly fallen snow crumpled beneath their feet as they tramped along the glen path towards the Shore Road. William shivered within the confines of his overcoat. Drawing a packet of cigarettes from his pocket he was on the verge of offering one to the babysitter when he realised that she was probably too young to smoke. As he paused and fumbled in his trouser pockets for a light she stopped and turned to him. “Can I have one?” she asked…
‘The Ghost of Childhood Kisses’ was published in the anthology ‘Small Voices, Big Confessions’ from Damned Ink in 2006.
The anthology is available to buy from http://www.amazon.co.uk