Abandoned, isolated and on the edge is how the people in this collection of nine short-stories live. Here are just a few:
A woman travels to France to rebuild a fragile relationship with her estranged son.
A 14-year-old girl grows up within the irradiated exclusion zone of Chernobyl.
A teenager obsesses over fire and his blossoming younger sister.
Melissa Crow is currently studying for a degree in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Kent. She is also a portrait artist. Her writing career began at the age of five with a short story about a pair of pumps which could talk (well they do have tongues). She's since worked as a journalist at the Dudley News in the West Midlands and at the Enfield Gazette, north London. You Are Here is her first collection of short-stories. She is now working on her first novel and planning to study for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. Melissa lives in Ramsgate, on the Kent coast, with her husband and two daughters.
My Journey Around Ramsgate Published January 23, 2014