Why does everything have to change? Inch Bream's life is in pieces following his parents' divorce and no one seems to care.
His Dad, Jack, has a new partner Rachel and a new baby imminent; his Mum, Mia, is also pregnant and has a boyfriend Matt, but Inch is struggling to move on.
'Splinters' is a story pieced together from the fragmented thoughts of a teenage boy fighting for his life on an operating table following a car crash he thinks he caused.
His mixed up emotions warp his judgement and, in his fragile state, his mind constructs different realities for him to retreat into, based upon 'The Magic Mirror,' a story tape he once treasured when he was younger, and the significant adults in his life.
So, if the surgeons do succeed in saving Inch, will he ever be the same?