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Smorgasbord Short Stories – Tales from the Spanish Garden – Chapter Seven – Little Girl Lost by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Short Stories – Tales from the Spanish Garden – Chapter Seven – Little Girl Lost by Sally Cronin   This is the prequel to Tales from the Irish garden and shares the stories of statues we inherited when we bought the house, and for the magic kingdom beneath the Magnolia Tree. The book is […]

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PETE’S MARKET STALL

PETE’S MARKET STALL

PETE’S MARKET STALL Pete was well known around the local area. No matter where he set up his market stall a crowd would gather. Pete could sell anything to anyone: air conditioning units, bike parts, chopsticks, fake tattoos, parking meters. When his stall illegally blocked a street, the police were called. They left with a […]

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A CHANGE OF SCENERY

A CHANGE OF SCENERY

A CHANGE OF SCENERY ‘Are we there yet?’ Archie asked. He was feeling claustrophobic in the hermetically-sealed caravan. Agnes peered out the kitchen window as the countryside whizzed by along the autoroute, ‘Not yet, just passed Paris.’ ‘Maybe we should have picked somewhere closer than the Mediterranean?’ ‘You wanted warm sunshine and the beach.’ Agnes […]

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THE NEW LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

THE NEW LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

THE NEW LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER The light glowed out of the fog as it turned. He knocked the door. An old man answered. ‘I was expecting Donnie.’ ‘He quit.’ He led him inside. ‘You need a tour?’ ‘I’ll figure it out.’ ‘Fair enough. See you in a month.’ The solitude enveloped him. Bliss. Lockdown had shown […]

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