Tag: Kerry Wilkinson

The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker – Kerry Wilkinson

‘Life’s a lot like a well-made sandwich. The two ends are kinda boring but what truly matters is all the fancy stuff in the middle.’ My father told me this on the day he learned he was ill. His words flash through me as I splutter awake. Water sprays from my mouth, fizzes out of […]

Close to You – Kerry Wilkinson

There’s nothing quite like a good hypocrite. The people surrounding me, not to mention myself, will spend our day-to-day lives telling people about the benefits of moderation. A small glass of wine contains around 120 calories, so moderation is the key. Let’s be moderate, people. Nothing wrong with a glass or two here or there, […]

A Face in the Crowd – Kerry Wilkinson

Ben pats the breast pocket of his suit jacket, then his trouser pocket, his backside and his wrist. Keys, wallet, phone and watch. It’s the new head, shoulders, knees and toes. ‘Got everything?’ I ask, unable to come up with anything better to say. He checks his trouser pocket once more, removing his phone to […]

After the Accident – Kerry Wilkinson

Emma: Dad was shouting into his phone. He was like the stereotypical Brit abroad. The type of guy who bellows ‘English!’ to some waiter, even though it’s a Greek resort. I remember him talking really slowly, as if it was a child on the other end. He kept saying ‘three taxis’ over and over. Then […]

The Wife’s Secret – Kerry Wilkinson

They say you can’t choose your family. That might be true, but you can certainly leave them off the guest list when you’re getting married. As for friends? Well, what counts as a friend? Raj is slumped against a wall in the corner, a best man in name only. A default choice, I suppose, because […]

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