Sailing By

Emma stands at the gates of the City Hall. She is naked. The streets around her are empty; the whole city seems deserted. Storm clouds threaten rain as a harsh wind whips acrossDonegall Square. Rubbish spills from litter bins and dances through the air. A page from a discarded newspaper wraps itself around her leg. She begins to shiver. There are goosebumps on her arms and legs, her nipples are hard as bullets. She calls out his name. she calls out his name but her voice is carried off by the wind to be lost in the hills above the town…

‘Sailing By’ was published in the USA literary magazine “34th Parallel” Issue 5, in 2009. 

34th Parallel


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