What if we went outside and the sleek dark night stroked your face and choked your screams and you stopped flailing. What if you thrust your chubby little hand at the sky and I said, ‘Moon.’
What if we went outside and the sleek dark night stroked my face and choked my screams and I stopped failing. What if I kissed your chubby little cheek and pointed at the sky and said ‘Moon.’
What if your tears dried and your mouth opened wide, revealing a solitary diamond tooth that gleamed in the night.
What if everything was all right?
Damhnait Monaghan’s flash fiction is widely published. Her novella-in-flash The Neverlands was voted Best Novella in the 2020 Saboteur Awards. Damhnait’s debut novel New Girl in Little Cove is a light-hearted fish out of water tale. The English language edition is available worldwide. A German translation is forthcoming in 2022.