Exclusive - Paris, Brexit by Austin Collings
Author Austin Collings continues his tales of the North's still suburbia, via a new exclusive story for Coney's Loft.
The Salford based author's previous work includes Mark E Smith's biography and short story collection The Myth Of Brilliant Summers, released on Pariah Press, a publishing house launched by Jamie Lee, of Manchester band MONEY.
By Austin Collings
I appear to be re-enacting a cheap version of PARIS, TEXAS, a poor passing
fact, revisiting a place called loneliness, walking through wet grass for the
first time since I don't-know-when, summoning memories of love and
jealousy. My sad and morbid eyes attracted to a park bench that I’ll wipe
rain off and sit on and watch a dog jump up and down until it gets dark.
(What happened to it’s owner?) Should I kill myself here, with the dog
watching, the midges encircling and the rain starting to fall mistily again or
should I get up and continue walking, remembering that the habit of despair
can be broken in a flash like a struck match?
Buy The Myth Of Brilliant Summers by Austin Collings here.