Tag: literary

My Family is from Nowhere

Posted 3rd May 2018

Trigger warnings
Descriptions of physical violence (including domestic violence), homophobic language, and fatphobia

My family is from nowhere.

I wake up with the phrase in my head. It sits there, hanging over me, while I stumble around the flat, looking for my shoes. As I drive to work—the vast, iridescent Sydney sky gleaming above me—I’m enveloped by my own private, impenetrable fog.

The phone rings as I’m parking the car. It’s a journalist. Can he ask me a few questions?

“No,” I reply.

“What was your brother like as a child?”


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