Tag: Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie – Clare Mackintosh

Death does not suit me. I wear it like a borrowed coat; it slips of my shoulders and trails in the dirt. It is ill-fitting. Uncomfortable. I want to shrug it of ; to throw it in the cupboard and take back my well-tailored clothes. I didn’t want to leave my old life, but I’m […]

I See You – Clare Mackintosh

The man behind me is standing close enough to moisten the skin on my neck with his breath. I move my feet forward an inch and press myself into a grey overcoat that smells of wet dog. It feels as if it hasn’t stopped raining since the start of November, and a light steam rises […]

After the End – Clare Mackintosh

Leila looks around the courtroom. Only the handful of press given permission to attend are moving, their pens making swift marks in shorthand, recording every word the judge speaks. Everyone else is quite still—watching, waiting—and Leila has the strange sensation of being frozen in time, that they might all wake, a year from now, and […]

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