Julie hears a sound she cannot name. Not yet. Naming a sound gives it meaning, and so far this sound has none. Any name would imply a source, an intention, that has caused a sound to be. She can only guess.
This sound’s name is thud.
Thud. Thud. Thud, thud, thud…
Read the full story in issue 13 of The Nottingham Review, published April 2019: https://www.thenottinghamreview.com/issue-13—april-2019.html