Beejay Silcox is a literary critic and cultural commentator. She has worked as a seafood waitress, an agony aunt, a criminologist, a strategic-policy boffin and an accidental economist.
FictionOne must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off. It’s wrong to make promises you don’t mean to keep. Anton Chekov in a letter to AS Gruzinsky, 1 November 1889 OUTSIDE THE CHICKEN...
At the end of the line
Non-fictionTHE CALLS STARTED the night I was released from hospital. My lungs again. I’d coughed so hard inside my motorcycle helmet that I’d blacked out as I slowed down for a traffic light, slipped off and under my bike, and out into a rain-slick intersection.