Sometimes your past doesn’t stay where you put it.
Sometimes your past decides that today is the day to come back and haunt you.
When that happens all you can do is hope your friends have your back.
It helps when your friends are well-armed.
Khan is the author of The Circus Infinite (Angry Robot, March 2022). He’s published poetry, played cello in an earnest folk-rock duo, and toured with a circus. He’s worked as an arts administrator, funder, and show producer.