Neil McDonald

Neil McDonald lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with his wife and son, amid an assortment of black and white cats.

Stories by Neil McDonald

Nightswimming

Illustrated by Lakshmy Mathur

Julee was sitting on her perch, half-listening to the men talk about the Def Leppard concert one of them had recently been to see, half-concentrating on the sun’s warmth on her arms, when Perry broke the spell with one of his usual odious sentences. “Julee,” he said, looking up at her and squinting in the sunlight. …