A Change of Heart

A heart transplant can have some unexpected outcomes for the recipient. I was thirteen before I realised what an utterly selfish, attention-seeking woman my mother was. My father was her opposite, a gentle, mild-mannered soul who avoided all confrontation. If mother were opposed, she’d have a ‘funny turn’ and dad would acquiesce. Traditionally, we spent Christmas at Grandma’s house. On

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Wish Me Happy Birthday

Wish her happy birthday… Today I have turned one. I still remember the day I was born. I opened my bleary eyes and looked around. Like other newborns, I didn’t cry. But everybody else did. My eyes darted from one person to another in the hospital room. The void within me was spreading like wildfire. Suddenly, my hand jerked back

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