A. A. ECKERSLEY

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

A great woman once said, “There's only two types of people in the world. The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe”. I like to think that Britney was wrong, because I like to observe the room I’m entertaining. You’ll most likely find me avoiding life by writing short stories in Amsterdam or looking fabulous whilst living my best life in Berlin. Searching for that one line that will get me quoted on teenage girls' Instagrams.

THE COLD SIDE OF THE PILLOW

You were cold on the way back from the club, so I gave you my jumper and put your soft hands in between mine. You tugged at the knitted snowman and said the snowflakes on my jumper were cute but I thought it was embarrassing. I don’t usually take someone home. I was taller than…

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WATCHING IT GROW

The seed had been planted in April, deep in the darkest part of my being, lying there quietly in its hard impenetrable husk. It barely bothered me at all, and I only thought of it briefly when I was alone and wondered whether it would grow.  By June, however, a tiny shoot poked above the…

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