by Anita Sullivan
Anita Sullivan's story 'Spine'. A bible and an aeroplane


Mother and son wait and an airport for a one-way flight to a new life. A short story about living in an oppressive society and sacrifices you're prepared to make for personal freedom.

Produced and directed by Jeremy Osbourne

Duration: 15 minutes.


Barriers funnel the crowd between the dogs. Mother and son have nothing to fear. The sniffers detect explosives, drugs and antagonist pheromones: not thoughts. But Mambo’s head bows automatically before The Guardians, the bone at the nape of his neck the only thing standing proud.

That bone. If Mylene had to pinpoint one reason why they were leaving, it was that.

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