Dear Mr Busby Snippet: His Father’s Light

He had an aversion to his father’s eyes, the icy steel therein that didn’t belong to his gentile warmth. His dad was ten feet tall and he’d observed how others saw him that way, too. But he wasn’t the feared giant he appeared from afar in his formal rigidity and the straight, cutting lines of…

Dear Mr Busby Snippet: Rupie Discovers Music

Rupie had barely known music, a banned substance like alcohol in the house, which his father had taken to the attic to imbibe. Its recreational use was clearly a dangerous thing: he managed to connect the pieces of the broken gramophone back together, taping parts of it so that they’d hold in place while their…