Rebecca Parfitt

Rebecca Parfitt grew up in Brighton and now lives in Cardiff where she works in publishing and facilitates creative writing workshops. She has been published widely and shortlisted for awards such as The Bridport International Poetry prize in 2010 and the Terry Hetherington Young Writer’s Award in 2011 and 2012 and has just completed her first novel. She has a love for ghost stories and the macabre. She has recently taken up the trapeze and hopes to be able to fly one day.

Stories by Rebecca Parfitt

Dirt Soup

Illustrated by Sayantan Halder

The door to the sitting-room was banging. I could hear it from the kitchen and in the kitchen I knew that every window in this house was shut. She’s restless, I thought. She wants to get out. I counted: the sound came at intervals of 30 seconds — Bang, then a scuffing sound. I cleared the …