‘The Importance of a Darkened Room’ by Daisy May
It may seem obvious but, at night, curtain-twitching should only be attempted in a darkened room. So many of us forget in our haste and are discovered.
I looked down at the tissue in my hand. It was a damp, wrinkled ball full of tears and snot, and looked exactly like I felt. I stood up to toss it into the spotty bin that matched my curtains.
“Still here,” the God of Curtain-Twitching reminded me.
I silently protested. “But you show me only bad things.”
“I only show you what is there,” came the response, which I thought was a bit of a cop-out.
Sighing, I reached over to turn my bedside light off and headed for the window. I heard the god murmur with satisfaction.
Taken from The Curtain-Twitcher’s Handbook, in which Daisy discovers the dying art of curtain-twitching is not just for old, nosy people.
OUT ON MAY 31st