'The barber thought I was trans. I watched him contemplate my hairline more quizzically than usual as I told him I was writing this. It probably didn’t help that I’d been booked in as ‘Alexandra’ by the lady on the phone.'
Deputy Features editor Matthew Chalmers envisions the future in the form of a short story.
'Child wonders Dragons grin The sun beats down on a shrinking kingdom'
'It was spring when he left And spring when he came.'
'A child totters past; a parent reassures. Don’t you worry, dear one. It’s just a mind losing control - nothing you need to fret about.'
'By dancing on the radishes, naked as the sun And she has eaten the moon, this is kinship and Monarchy, a lady in waiting.'
Emily Brown shares with us a short piece which fits well with our current theme of 'Nostalgia in the Digital Age'.