The Night Before


In which we begin to discover just why Grace was so agitated and needy in this first tale Some sort of anteroom in a very grand house. Even this glorified cupboard had elegant cornices and a broad architrave to its eight-panelled door. In its exact centre was a small white footstool and on this, erect … Continue reading The Night Before

A Willing Subject


A sunlit atelier, clad in white plank-panelling that goes all the way up into the ceiling of its mansard roof. Tall windows with translucent linen drapes that move idly in the breeze. Through the open sashes comes the low growl of traffic, and, from a bandstand behind the veil of London Planes, comes the sound … Continue reading A Willing Subject