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Fox Holes (A Winter’s Tale in Winterthur)

We were on a foolish quest for wildlife in Winterthur – a place better known for its heavy iron and railway industry, not the natural world. Undeterred, Tom and I climbed the woods on the edge of the town to … Continue reading

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Fox Holes (The Vixen’s Scream) by Suzy Pope

Foxholes or The Vixen’s Scream Golden discs of sunlight play across the forest floor. I slink through the trees while birds call warnings to each other. Horns blast. The fox hunt. I spot another one of us through the trees, … Continue reading

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An interview with Suzy Pope

Suzy, you work at the National Library of Scotland. How do you get any work done, surrounded by books all day? Well, the job I’ve been doing for the past year actually involved reading some of those books for research, … Continue reading

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Rattle by Andrea Brittan

Only one shop on the High Street held an echo of home. It was called ‘Asian Dreams’ and each evening Mei Fen called in and browsed amongst the shelves. She found comfort in the landscape paintings, scenes so familiar yet … Continue reading

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An interview with guest writer, Andrea Brittan

Andrea, thank you for agreeing to write a flash fiction for Double Espresso. It’s a pleasure to have you on board. Just to explain our connection: we both belong to a Peak District critiquing group (a subgroup of Writers in … Continue reading

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Oven Stones by Helen Moat

Charles pulled the largest kitchen knife from his box of utensils and laid it on the trestle table. No point dwelling on what was out there – he had a job to do. He kicked around in the Serengeti dirt … Continue reading

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