THE DARK NEST  VOLUME 2

 

THE HAUNTED SHEETS

A landlord has a very strange lodger, who has a fondness for real linen

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SOULMATES

By the Albert Memorial, Cosetta meets her soul-mate. But he isn't, as it turns out

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WONDER WOMAN

A man makes a birthday wish to see his heroine, but it all turns out rather badly

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THE DOLMEN

A man decides to become part of a standing stone circle

Photo courtesy Alan Everatt
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IRENE ADLER AT THE REICHENBACH FALLS

Professor Moriarty is not what he seems

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THE PROMONTORY

A strange journey, where everything familiar disappears

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RAPUNZEL

A new take on the story of the girl with impossible hair

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THE SMELL OF BURNING

Two women have a friend-ship of unequal fascination and savage dependence. The tensions are resolved by fire

CHARISMA

Being a literary executor is a difficult task

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THE SPACES IN THE SELF

An actress experiments with various acting styles, and is dismayed by audiences'     response

FIRST BURY YOUR MARTIAN

A young woman finds a strange body buried in a wood. After that, nothing in her life is ever the same again

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MRS BLOOD'S POND

Family history is not, perhaps, as life-enhancing as we think

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THE DIMITY SHOES

An ex-teacher resists being made to move from her rightful place

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STRANGER ON A TRAIN

On a hot summer's day, a girl on a train

meets an unexpected passenger 

PARACHUTE SILK

Vera’s wedding dress has a mind of its own

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THE LESSON

A machine understands more than its owner

PICA

An unusual diet has unforeseen consequences

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THE DOOR

Cecile is changing into something strange, and feels she needs to  open the door, go out onto the moor and find her kin

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THE SAUCEPAN

A story-teller finds a magic

cauldron

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BACKWARDS

Augustina prefers to talk to the back rather than to the front

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SOFA STORIES

Upholstery can be surprising

THE GEARS OF TIME

Somewhere a tap is dripping