Meeting writers on the page since 1996


Miriam Burke

“I love my job. I love standing in the darkness taking in the smell of their cooking, a whiff of perfume, or a trace of lemon fabric conditioner on a clean tea-towel.  Tony and I stand very still for a few minutes to make sure we haven’t been heard.  We come in the garden door which usually has a spring-latch that we can open in a few seconds with a credit card.  We have a bolt cutter for patio doors.”

From Women and Love – included in the showcase

“The stories in my collection explore how women deal with different kinds of love. The women come from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds and they include a burglar, a GP, a homeless woman, a wife dealing her husband’s decision to change gender, an emigrant cleaner, and a lesbian couple trying to choose a donor for their child.” From the Introduction