Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | Mary Mulholland. The Making of Dreams

Mary Mulholland. The Making of Dreams

THE MAKING OF DREAMS Before you’re six weeks you’ve left the west country, with its thunder drones,  the triple choker birth gave you, your tears exercising the lungs. Propped up in your pram, watching waves wheeze over the east coast shingle:  be good. One day we’ll join daddy in another land.  Soon he’s forgotten, and his bristle moustache. Wait. Third girls must be trouble-free. Eyes smart from the wind, cheeks burnish like coxes.  The others, back from school, ...

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