The hidden tensions of a family holiday in Europe and a child’s birthday party are explored in this short story by Martin Nathan, read by Luke Blackwood.

Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.


© Martin Nathan

Luke Blackwood is an actor and you can read about his work here:

The image used to illustrate this podcast is from Rawpixel under the CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

The music used in this production is ‘I’m glad my wife’s in Europe’ used under license from Pond5.