A bite-sized introduction to Helen Smith’s writing
Nana: Winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Short Story
Nana waits, knife in hand, beside the body of her friend. She is trying to come to terms with being the survivor of a global catastrophe when a stranger arrives, offering to help. With her physical and mental capacities failing, Nana has to decide whether to admit that she is falling victim to whatever has claimed the life of her friend—and risk being taken away or disposed of, for the common good—or whether to use her knife against the intruder and enjoy her last few days or hours in peace.