Stories by
Jackie Bateman

There was time. She grabbed her bag, phoned in the car. ‘You still in departures? Wait for me.’ She’d give him another chance – for Hawaii.

Jackie Bateman is a British author living in beautiful Vancouver. She has huge eye-bags despite the fresh air.

This story was an honorable mention in the 2011 Nanofiction Contest.

He grabs her under the palapa, all hands and hot breath. Maria will run tonight, after. Empty bottles; a blouse ripped for the last time.

Jackie Bateman is a British writer living in Vancouver. She will always champion the marmite sandwich.