[Cue happiness]

‘In the hours and days after seeing Eugene, I was particularly bad: sobbing uncontrollably, vomiting, roaring into the hell’s bells of night. I prayed for typhus, Asiatic cholera, plain old consumption, anything that would do the job for me. I had no way to impart how terrible and terrified I felt except to write it down.’

Fiction 5th October 2022


Fiction Issue 27, Volume 2: Spring 2014

June Caldwell

June Caldwell is a writer of fiction, essays, biography, poetry, and journalism. Her collection of short stories Room Little Darker was published in 2017 by New Island Books and 2018 by Head of Zeus. Her debut novel Little Town Moone is forthcoming from John Murray. She is a prize winner of The Moth Short Story Prize.