Matthew Pike

Matthew Pike worked as an Engineer after university, but decided it wasn’t for him. He quit his job and moved to Vietnam with his girlfriend to teach English and travel. He is now pursuing his writing, working on his first novel and writing short stories.

Stories by Matthew Pike

Spring Firefighter

Illustrated by Cait Maloney

I crashed into the bedroom door in my alarmed stupor, my head shoved into the arm sleeve of my sweater. Precious seconds melted away as a robotic voice shouted at me from the pager. My hands swept across the wall, searching for the light-switch. It was a house fire. The months of Wednesday nights spent folding …