Belly is the result of writing around 3,000 words trying to imagine various scenarios in fast-food restaurants, chance sightings, getting completely sidetracked by researching the origins of Landseer’s lions, and the Great Disappointment that is teenage romance. Only a few hundred of the words survive in the final version of the story.

The story is like a memory of something that I haven’t actually experienced.

I am so pleased that it was accepted by Steve Campbell. Belly appeared in Ellipsis Zine on 1 July.

You can read it here.


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