Published in Hyacinth Noir‘s Imbolc 2014 issue:
There’s nothing in Leicester for Pooja but long runs in the Dane Hills. Marooned there by the bad romantic choices of her mother, taunted at school for being gay, Pooja spends her days alone in the drab countryside. On one of her daily runs, Pooja meets Agnes, a disaffected goth as enamored of the Dane Hills as Pooja is. Agnes likes Pooja, and Pooja like Agnes, but who is Agnes really?
“Beneath The Dane Hills” is a contemporary fantasy short story that draws on Celtic mythology to tell the story of Pooja’s coming of age. “Beneath The Dane Hills” is a story of fumbling adolescent love, teenage isolation, and an elusive source of hope.