An extract from ‘The Moon We Drown In’
by Dylan Brethour


Dylan Brethour’s tale The Moon We Drown In was highly commended in the London Short Story Prize 2017. Here she reads us the story.

Dylan is a freelance journalist and site editor at the human rights charity RightsInfo. She has been writing fiction regularly for several years but only began experimenting with short fiction last summer. The Moon We Drown In came out of herexperience living in Beijing. She says, ‘I thought that the changes there had the effect of making a common problem more obvious: the desire to find solid ground in a world where very little is certain. I wanted to write about someone trying to find a sense of home and stability while slowly recognising that it isn’t available – or if it is, it lies in the acceptance of change. And I wanted to write about the pain of that recognition not just being for ourselves but for the people that we love.’

For more information about the London Short Story Prize and details on how to enter, head here.