An encounter with a girl begging on the street proves hard to escape from in this short story written and produced by Martin Nathan and read by Simon Balcon.

This is our first short story as part of the Waterloo Festival online. ​

Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration of arts, community and heritage in the artistic heart of London. 

We will run a series of Waterloo-based stories over May and June so please subscribe to hear more.

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

Simon Balcon is a local actor who has performed in a wide range of stage roles.