Sandra Arnold lives in New Zealand. Her flash fiction has appeared in numerous journals including Bending Genres, Connotation Press, Flash Frontier, Spelk, and Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand. Her third novel, The Ash, the Well and the Bluebell (Makāro Press, NZ) and her first flash fiction collection, Soul Etchings (Retreat West Books, UK) will be published this year. Check out her web site at www.sandraarnold.co.nz. Sandra recommends the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
“Is the complaint you are making simply your own account of events or are you taking into consideration the possible extenuating circumstances of the alleged abuser – who of course might view this whole thing rather differently. I mean, is it possible that your own behaviour may have precipitated this extraordinary reaction?”