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I have 59 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 40074 times and 20 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Hayley Anderton


My stories

Gold cherry

The Wardrobe

I like to think of myself as a mother. Items of clothing cling to me like children gripping their mother’s hand as they cross the street. And...

New Year

The sky pools out like spilled wine, visible only through the tangle of twigs looming from the trees above. Your hand snags mine, cold through my...

Playground Games

We were playing tag. You wore a pink anorak – always pink – blonde ponytail bobbing as you scurried across the playground. I was close behind – I...

More Beast than Beauty

I am stood in the dark. I can hear the stiff conversation between the two girls on the stage, forced and badly delivered. My arms stick out at odd...

Growing Up

I don’t think about Suzie much. Or at least, I try not to. She has a special place in the back of my mind where she taunts me, a blur of crooked...