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A collection of short stories set in contemporary Australia.

The Perfect Proposal: Matt is a laid back kind of guy but he is determined to impress his girlfriend Clare with a "perfect proposal". Accepting advice from his family, friends and even strangers he has all the best intentions but just can't seem to pull it off. Will he ever get it right or is the whole marriage th
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ebook, 80 pages
Published December 20th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published December 19th 2013)
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Sharon
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This collection of short stories is a quirky lot.

"The Perfect Proposal" is the longest story of the selection and could easily be turned into a full-length novel. This story makes you wonder if a wedding proposal is worth it and if it is what exactly "is". Clare and Matt seem to be the perfect couple and things are going well until Matt decides to stage the perfect proposal, will it be the beginning of another chapter in their lives together or, will the perfect proposal
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Brenda Cheers
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading Ms McKenna’s ‘The Beach House’, I was keen to read more by this author. I discovered a collection of her short stories and sat down happily to experience them.
There are four stories in this one volume: ‘The Perfect Proposal’, ‘Stalked’, ‘The Group’, and ‘Pseudo’. After having read all four, I’ve found a lot to admire in them. They are written competently and most stories contain some humour. Most carry a message. They flow well and are an easy read. It’s a good book for those days
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Suzanne
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm not always a huge fan of short stories, but I really liked each of these. Although short, none were predictable and I was surprised by the twists that appeared in each of the stories in Flashback. Good for a quick read, handy to have on your kindle on the train or while waiting for an appointment.
Kylie
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I prefer reading novels so surprised myself by enjoying this collection of short stories so much. Each story was unique and grabbed me straight away. I can't decide which was my favourite - Stalked or The Group. Great summer holiday read.
Belle-Marie King
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked these short stories. All of them had a twist in there somewhere. Good for an afternoon read.
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Helen McKenna grew up in Queensland, Australia. An avid reader from childhood, she always dreamed of writing her own book one day.

Helen completed a B.A. degree at the University of Queensland and has worked in many fields – banking, local government, in learning support, as a swimming instructor and as a biographer. Her love of the beach and Queenslander houses inspired her to write The Beach Hou
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