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Wishlist by Karen Jones

Dear Santa I’ve been a good girl all year (well, mostly – apart from the hamster-related incident).  I’d like a new Barbie (my big brother did experiments on the last one and now it’s scary), the new iPhone, an Owleez and a L.O.L Surprise Fashion Factory (my big brother hates L.O.L, so that one is …

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Meat by Donna L Greenwood

At the dinner table, his mother’s flesh spreads like warm, pale jelly over her chair. His father sits at the head of the table; he is simmering and sour. Tom covers his ears to drown out the fat, wet noises erupting from the mouths of his parents as they eat. He looks at the grey …

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What I Know by Amanda Saint

Granny dropped dead in our kitchen when I was thirteen and Mother buried her in the back garden. In the sunny spot where they both liked to sit, Mother always with her back firmly turned to the dank corner where nothing ever grew. The house was sold a few years later as Mother said we …

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The Ex by Billy Cowan

The purple tulips you bought have opened wide, like mouths shouting. The yellow stamens are angry tonsils. You’re upstairs on the computer compiling a soundtrack for the party on Saturday night. Laura’s coming. I want to tell you that I don’t want Laura to come, but you’d say I was being childish. I’m sick of …

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Business As Usual by Gaynor Jones

Last weekend, 19th January, I had the pleasure of joining Gaynor Jones for the launch of her debut flash fiction collection, Business As Usual. Gaynor has been a regular contributor to Ellipsis, since she submitted Living With It during the call for submissions that opened this website, in 2017. Over the next twelve months, she’s …

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