From the doorway we watchd her role a payre of cleen stockings up over her baare legs and take the carneleean Lipp Color she never wares but keeps in a Goldin Cartouche in a box on her dresser from her wedding day and paint her mouth with it, and when Dilly askd her, where was she going looking so Prety she sed, Never you mind, girl.
Carys Davies is the author of two short story collections, Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike, both published by Salt, and a winner of both the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. Her novel West is published by Granta.
The Testimonie of Alyss Teeg has been illustrated by Donya Todd. Donya is an artist, illustrator & book-maker inspired by the magical, mystical and macabre.