Saying Goodbye in Key West

By Sarah Brennan “Child please, you made it safely!  Praise God.”  My Aunt Ruthie’s exclamations of greeted me in the small arrivals’ terminal at the Key West Airport. After a day of travel from California I was relieved, and slightly energized, to have finally made it.  The warm, humid, tropical air enveloped me as we … Continue reading Saying Goodbye in Key West

So Much Water, So Far From Home

By Ewa Mazierska Of all stories by Raymond Carver, ‘So Much Water So Close To Home’ is my favourite, because, with its simple dialogue, it pictures moral conflict around people’s attitude to death. It shows a group of pragmatic men on a fishing expedition who find the naked body of a young woman, floating in … Continue reading So Much Water, So Far From Home