Walking Shoes by Mariann Evans

After finding her husband’s old walking shoes, a feisty elderly lady with dementia takes a trip to visit him in hospital, but finds a heart-breaking truth waiting for her instead.

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A Hauf an a Hauf by Peter Bennett

An elderly man reflects on his past and, by extension, his current place in life as he goes to collect his pension and meet a friend for an afternoon drink. (Extract from Peter Bennett’s upcoming novel.)

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Interview: Meghan Purvis

Meghan Purvis received an MA and PhD from the University of East Anglia, and an MFA from North Carolina State University. Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2013

The Childfree Choice by Paige Wajda

It was May 16, 2019 at an outpatient clinic in Riverside, California. As I was waiting for the nurse to call me back into the pre-op room, the TV showed endless footage of the near-total abortion ban that had just been signed into law in Alabama.


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