“Food for the Soul”

“Two years ago, I received a small package from my mother. It was a Christmas present—a little recipe book that she had made herself. On the cover was a photograph of a field that my great grandfather used to work—the same field that our family home is built on today. The book was purely composed of family recipes—each one somehow connected to someone close to … Continue reading “Food for the Soul”

“Rock and Netty”

“During a weekend in July, the majority of my friends went to the Phoenix Festival, but the tickets were too expensive, so I decided to go to a party on Appledore cliffs. Like every self-respecting 19-year-old I wanted to be a rock star. I’d started working on a sound crew—I was carrying gear and twiddling knobs and I was getting quite good. I kept thinking; … Continue reading “Rock and Netty”

“The Precipice of Change”

“The phone rang at around 1AM. Apparently the hospital had tried me once —they only ring you twice and then move on to the next person. I’d been on the transplant list for three years at that point. It was the night before I was supposed to start dialysis. I had all the tubes in and everything. Long story short, I contracted a rare disease on a farm when I was 14. By the time I was 22 Continue reading “The Precipice of Change”