One hundred words on the natural inclination of children towards cruelty ::

Every desk in the classroom had a microphone that relayed sound to the teacher’s hearing aid. But the hearing aid was unreliable. Its sensitivity fluctuated. Her students knew this. On days she turned her head to hear them they knew it was weak. She was weak. They would start mouthing words to each other like extras in a film. She’d raise the volume on the … Continue reading One hundred words on the natural inclination of children towards cruelty ::

One hundred words on the link between Alzheimer’s and masturbation ::

Challenge yourself, said the Professor. He was a short man with fierce, beady eyes. An enormous beard sprung from his face. It made him seem powerful. Don’t go trawling around on websites, he said. Bring reality to life in your mind. Think of the way things felt. His eyebrows flared upwards. Think of the lighting. Think of the smells. Were they sweet? He sniffed deeply. Were … Continue reading One hundred words on the link between Alzheimer’s and masturbation ::