• A terrible sadness threatened to overwhelm me as I wondered how two people capable of such love for each other had eventually felt so little for the child they had produced between them

    Toni Maguire
  • I remember the pain I felt, and wonder why a man who was such an accomplished liar had to tell the truth that day

    Toni Maguire
  • We were young, she continued, while she had a bad heart. Did we not want to earn our tips, she asked us and, cowed, we refrained from introducing the subject again.Her bad heart, I noticed, did not force her to abstain from smoking, or from eating large portions of puddings. Every time I heard her opening how she could not carry anything heavy, I thought sourly "except yourself"

    Toni Maguire
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