Philip spends a lot of time watching the birds by the river. He watches mostly the crows and what they do with the crusts of bread he throws them.
At home, things are not good. His wife is increasingly flaunting her lovers, reflecting her anger at not having children. She blames Philip for that. She refuses to get a divorce Because she likes the lifestyle. And he’s growing frustrated. Until he remembers the crows.
“Watching Crows” is another short story in the Dark Teeside series by Glenn McGoldrick. It’s a simple story and a dark story about a relationship with no future – and no present. But them there are the crows.
Writing since 2013, McGoldrick specializes in short stories. He’s worked for both land-based casinos and cruise ships for a time, basing many of his stories on those experiences. His stories are dark, gritty, often involve a twist, and inevitably open insights into the human psyche. And his characters run the gamut of good, bad, and something in between, and often find themselves moving far beyond the boundaries of acceptable behavior. He lives in northeastern England.