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20 winning and shortlisted stories from the 2016 Retreat West Short Story and Flash Fiction Prizes.

A past that comes back to haunt a woman when she feels she has no future.

A man with no mind of his own living a life of clichés.

A teenage girl band that maybe never was.

A dying millionaire’s bizarre tasks for the family hoping to get his money.

A granddaughter losing
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Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published August 7th 2017 by Retreat West Books
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Michelle Ryles
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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What a fabulous collection of short stories. I don't read a lot of short stories as sometimes I find that they feel incomplete; just when they start to get going the end appears all too suddenly. This collection has shown me another side to short story writing as clearly if the quality is there, a story can be both compact and complete.

There are some amazing stories in this anthology; I was completely blown away by the first story, which is also the title of the anthology: What Was L
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Evocative writing, spare and expansive at the same time. More thoughts and a list of favorite stories here: http://winsomegates.jenevivedesroches...
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