Claire King

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Claire King's debut novel, The Night Rainbow, was met with critical acclaim.

Her prize winning short fiction has been published online and in print including The New Scientist, The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology and Writers Forum magazine.

She lives with her family in the Cotswolds.
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An Early Present

It’s about the time of year people start worrying about Christmas. I know! I know it’s too early to talk about Christmas but it’s not too early to *think* about Christmas, apparently. And start worrying. And panic buying sprouts. And ham. Some people love Christmas and approach it with an enviable joy. I’m less enthusiastic, […]
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“I know about skeletons. Once I went to a museum and saw dinosaur skeletons. They are like jigsaw puzzles for scientists.”
Claire King, The Night Rainbow

“A blown kiss is not a proper kiss. Hugs and kisses should be hugs and kisses, not breaths of air. I am tired of breaths of air and not enough hugs and kisses.”
Claire King, The Night Rainbow

“I make the surprised O with my mouth, although I am not really that surprised. It was the kind of story that grownups tell children to complicate a thing when they could just tell you the thing itself, much faster.”
Claire King, The Night Rainbow

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