I’m walking as fast as I can – not so fast I draw attention to myself, but fast enough to get there.
Smiling at the passers by, giving the occasional ‘nod’ and ‘hello’.
Do they know it’s me? They can’t – surely.
You’re nearly there - keep on walking Clare.
Shit, Michelle. I mean Michelle. My name is Michelle. Michelle Montgomery - born 1st Feb 1964. Widowed, no children, shop owner. Repeat….
My name is Michelle. Michelle Montgomery - born 1st Feb 1964. Widowed, no children, shop owner
Goodbye Clare Farrelly. Married – mother of two beautiful, innocent, perfect children, teacher.
Don’t cry – people are looking.
So close. It’s not too late to turn back? To hug Caitlin and Marshall one last time. But they’d see me, they’d find me.
Passport control… my heart beating, my palms sweating.
When I thought about how I’d be spending my 50th Birthday – I didn’t picture this.