Here are four short stories exploring the multifaceted shades of abuse. Without need for graphic descriptions of maltreatment, each story unfolds around a darkly disturbing portrayal of oppression or torture and the consequences of these atrocities on the abused.
‘A Delicate Duality’ exposes misplaced ambition as the core of a mother’s domination of her daughter.
In ‘New Beginnings’ a mother’s guilt drives her to find a solution and save her son from his bullies.
‘Father’s Legacy’ reveals how corruption can be concealed in any level of society. Winner of the Iceberg Short story competition 2001
‘Mother’s Love’ confronts the cyclical nature of abuse. Winner of the Iceberg Short story competition 2000