The boy stands up, wipes a tear from his cheek, and tries again.
‘Leave her alone!’
The men look back at the child and one of them kicks him in the stomach, grinning, and turns back to the group standing over his mother. The boy stands up and tries again.
This story was written by…
Johann Thorsson is an Icelandic writer in his early thirties, currently working at a novel (aren’t they all?). He fears the daylight.