She glanced at the clock; she glanced at the telephone.
One hour thirty-five to go.
Thanks to CaféLit Magazine for publishing my tale. It’s a fun project - stories just long enough to enjoy over a drink. Each story is assigned a drink, which you can suggest when you submit. I thought that Professor Hoffman was a double espresso character and they agreed!
Janine’s heart thumped in unison with the machine. She needed to slow it down. She needed to think of other things. Nine minutes. What did that mean? What were minutes anyway?
Thanks to Bluesdoodles for publishing my story as part of the collection for #InternationalWomensDay2021.
Read the full collection here.
‘What on earth are you wearing?’
Penny sat at the dressing table, adjusting the enormous lilac pussycat bow. She didn’t answer Jeffrey’s question.
To read more of Penny's transformative story, click the wonderfully apt image which Funny Pearls provided.
Huge thanks to Funny Pearls for publishing my story. I was so delighted to have this submission accepted.
Funny Pearls is a satirical journal dedicated to showcasing humour by women. Based in London, their readership is increasingly global.
Runner up in the Daunt Books Short Story Competition.
The Blue Bowl
A story of perception and perfection.
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