“I turn my back on them to check the board. The quote is unmistakeable, but I read it aloud again. Big brother is watching you.”

“Morbo is what draws us to the site of an accident, hoping to catch a glimpse of protuding bone.”

Listen above to words and reading by Jean Velasco.

Jean Velasco is a writer, teacher, and translator, who has lived in Spain since 2011. Her story, ‘How Not to Quench Your Thirst’ was published in Growing Up Queer in Australia (Black Inc.) in 2019. In her leisure time, she can often be found reading under a tree in Madrid’s Retiro Park, or on Twitter @jean_sprout.