Melanie Jones is the Managing Editor of MIROnline and a PhD student at Birkbeck University. She also works as an English Tutor and Piano Teacher in South London. Melanie was shortlisted for Poetic Republic’s Short Fiction Competition and her short story ‘Silence’ is published in their anthology Kissing Him Goodbye and Other Stories. Her work can also be found in the 2014 edition of The Mechanics’ Institute Review. Melanie is currently working on a collection of short stories.