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    Follow Me Down – Tanya Byrne

    “When I was a kid and I couldn’t sleep, my father would tell me it was because someone was dreaming about me. I know now that this isn’t true – it’s just one of those things he used to tell me to make me feel better – but for a long time, I believed him. That’s not a particularly bad thing, I suppose; it just never occurred to me before not that it might not be a good thing.” Adamma Okomma has had to pick up her life and move it to the other side of the world, and it feels like her life is over. The move from a…

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    Heart Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne

    “Last year, the psychiatric unit of Archway Young Offenders Institution was closed. A notebook was found in one of the rooms. It’s contents are as follows…” Emily Koll is in Archway Young Offenders Psychiatric unit. She knows why she’s there but she doesn’t want to talk about it, no matter how much Doctor Gilyard does. What starts out as a task for Emily, set by Doctor G, evolves and becomes an explanation, a notebook left for the next person who finds themselves in the situation Emily is in, but not that exact situation, no, hopefully not.  *** Wow. What a story. Heart Shaped Bruise, grabs you right from the start,…