The Shakers, is probably the nearest to what I want to achieve creatively; that combination of warmth and glee and bone-shredding emptiness. It’s very short, just a handful of short stories, there’s no fat on it at all. I may add more in the future, but at the moment I think it’s perfect as it is.
If I could sum up what I want to say in my writing it’d be that moment. Like when you look into someone’s eyes and you know you’re going to become lovers, or you know that you are going to split up and your heart will be broken.
That moment. That pause.
A millisecond before the train hits the car trapped on the crossing.