Laura Borrowdale

Laura Borrowdale is a teacher and writer based in Christchurch New Zealand. Her work has been published in Turbine, Sport, and Takahe, amongst others. She is the founding editor of Aotearotica.

Laura Borrowdale: Dealing With Not Knowing

An Absence

We wrap up our Issue 13 blog series about ‘absent characters’ with some thoughts from Laura Borrowdale on writing the unseen characters in her story 'The Wasps'. Laura is a teacher and writer based in Christchurch New Zealand.

Laura Borrowdale: The Wasps

The week after I cheated on you, I put my hand into a wasps’ nest. Neither of those things were intentional. And their timing was co-incidental, although I could blame them both on that summer. On the evening the wasp stung me, I hadn’t even greeted you yet.