A son, a daughter, a twin brother, a stranger. These four short stories explore the meaning of absence for each. Author Ian Hocking is best known for his science fiction novels. With these literary shorts, he looks again at identity, isolation, and how we make sense of the world when left behind.
A Moment in Berlin: Runner up in the Radio Ryedale Prize for Short Fiction.
Afterlife: First published in Fragment Magazine.
Jubilee: First published in Aesthetica.
Missing Person: Published here for the first time.