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I have 34 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 39433 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 Happiest Day Of My Life

Sandra’s the first adult I’ve spoken to in weeks. Her cardigan’s buttoned up wrong and she’s wearing half her lunch down her top and the other half stuck between her teeth.

Sunday Tea

Black shoes/prawn sandwich competition entry
Gold cherry

Enid - Chapter One

In the beginning, there was no Father. Enid is sure of this. None of her first fuzzy memories have Father in them. There was Mother, but she was not the same.
Story of the week

The Secret

Father bangs down his fists on the table in front of him, and Enid gasps. People turn to look at her, and she is sure they can see her thoughts, which are not the right ones.
Story of the week


A story about the joys of being an only child.