Author Archives: Danny Graham

About Danny Graham

I am a 27-year-old Englishman, currently living on the western coast of Canada. From my bedroom window - which looks south across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and towards the Olympic National Park - I can see river otters playing in tangles of kelp and seaweed. These are the things that are important to me and I like to write them down. I would like to learn more about memoir writing.

Don’t Look Back

“You have to go now, Danny,” Claudia said quietly, as we stood beside her car in the low dusk light. The sound of lapping waves against the seawall drowned out the hum of the town, whilst seagulls called from the … Continue reading

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Hiking with Hunger

It had been two days since we had last seen a shop. Acutely aware of the need to compromise between having enough to eat and keeping our pack weight down, we had bought sparingly for the five days ahead; a … Continue reading

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A Six-Thousand Mile Phone Call

‘Now, I don’t want you to worry, alright? Everything is OK. He’s going to be OK.’ The telephone signal, which had been playing up ever since we arrived at the hotel, demoted Jessy’s ordinarily composed tone, to a succession of … Continue reading

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Reggae Beat

My brother and I would have been no older than eight at the time and our sister perhaps ten. With the winter days closing in, it would be almost dark by the time we arrived home from school. Our mother … Continue reading

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