Short Stories

Pecan Pie

There are moments of contentment in life that can often spring from nowhere. Each moment acts as a smug inner smile that stretches across the extent of your entire being, which you embrace without question or opposition. It feels different to happiness, as it does not make you silly and giddy, more so relaxed and … Continue reading

Short Stories

Italy Pt. 2

As the years went by, my shyness dwindled slightly, meaning I became increasingly inquisitive to try out my newly acquired confidence. My stool in the bakery shop gradually moved its way from the corner to a more central spot, until it wasn’t even needed anymore. Finally, I was behind the counter, standing beside my mother … Continue reading

Short Stories

Italy

One of the earliest memories within my possession is of a young me, sitting on the cold stone floor of the bakery. I am tracing shapes with my finger into a dusting of flour that has fallen from the table, where my parents are busily working. They are talking as they work, discussing the temperate … Continue reading

Short Stories

Provence

  I pulled the chairs down from their bedtime spot on the table surfaces, humming to myself, before tilting my head backwards and briefly basking in the growing sunshine. As the chairs demounted, Provence beyond the façade of my café window appeared to be slowly waking. I could see Gérard, the portly baker from across … Continue reading