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  1. Charlie
    February 19, 2018

    Physical, sensory, body-based writing. A difficult piece but necessary. Will look for your work in The Sun.

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  2. Tristian Jackson
    March 15, 2018

    I’ve got a brother in Somerset Prison, and your essay provides a graphic and intimate representation, for the uninitiated members of members of society, on what men go through each family visit in prison. Your use of your mother’s visit gave this great texture, and I wish, sometimes, my brother had the “privilege” of wearing something other than his prison brown jumpsuit for my mother. Thanks for the essay, and good luck.

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  3. Phyllis Reilly
    May 6, 2018

    I love your compression of language. The immediacy of the mortification. It was painful to read.
    Beautifully done. I am 76 years old and have similar moments of shame. Your story reminded me of those moments
    There is so much power in telling the unspeakable in a straight forward matter of fact style. Stunning!

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