Aubergine by Helen Smith. A short story told by the author.
Something very strange is happening to Claire. Could it be connected to her age? Or the fact that she's a woman? Or is she experiencing more than a general feeling of malaise?
Music by Kevin MacLeod, http://incompetech.com/.
Helen Smith is the author of Alison Wonderland, Being Light and The Miracle Inspector. She has a blog at http://helensmithblog.blogspot.com.