short story – perfect things

him There’s water in my lungs, but drowning isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. My eyes focus on the ribbon on my wrist; white with yellow flowers, a heart-shaped coffee stain, frayed edges. I wish I wasn’t dying. I wish I had been a stronger swimmer. I wish I had smiled back [...]

Icelandic folktales

So I've just come back from a little adventure in Iceland! it is an absolutely beautiful and inspiring country, full of stories and myths and magic. Plus, did you know that the literacy rate there is 99%? Impressive! So I thought I'd share one little tragic story and another sweeter folktale that I was told there. [...]