In winter we hunker. Inhaling and exhaling are acts of faith throughout these dormant months. Our breath is the only thing, apart from time, which goes forward and runs on ahead, with or without us.
Pauline Masurel's short story Trick or Treat? was broadcast on BBC Radios Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire on Upload in November 2023. You can listen to the programme on BBC Sounds.
The prose poem Her Husband was a runner-up in Gloucestershire Writers' Network 2023 competition and she read with other winners and runners-up at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2023. It was also published in the competition anthology, Journeys.
I Found Myself Lost is one of seventy-five prize-winning flash fictions in the anthology Fuel, which was published in February 2023 to raise money for charities fighting fuel poverty.