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I have 34 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 39434 times and 27 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Alison Wassell

Short story writer, part-time seller of bottled gas, volunteer charity shop worker, cat-mother, worrier, insomniac.  Once upon a time I was a normal person who earned a living as a primary school teacher.

My stories



The buckle on his belt glistened as he fastened it. Roughly, he jerked the curtains open.
Story of the week

Dream Sequence

‘Arranging your funeral,’ I tell my mother, when she asks what I’ve been up to. Her eyebrows disappear into her hair.

Final Flight

A story from my 'archive'. Not sure that I like it any more.


In the corner, a time bomb ticks, cunningly disguised as a small boy. I pick up the register. Most of my flock are into the routine now. They wish me a cheerful good morning.

Bad Barbara

With apoloogies to anyone called Barbara!