By Monica Balt
Monica Balt was born in Guyana, where she started writing and publishing poetry as a teenager. Though her burning ambition was to write novels, life led her down a different path. Many years and countries later, she lives in the Netherlands, publishing poetry, short stories and putting the finishing touches on her first novel. Contact Monica on Twitter @monicahbalt or via her website monicabalt.com
The story is read by Philippa Hall.
Music by Sam Tannenbaum.