‘The Entry (A Crash Course in Scouse)’ at Dear Damsels

A flash fiction story set in Liverpool.


There’s something that looks like a funeral pyre in the back alley. Amid heaps of bin bags reeking in the unseasonal heat of an early-summer afternoon, six or seven children stand round a pile of cardboard boxes and smashed-up kitchen chairs. At their centre a little boy squats, a cigarette lighter in his outstretched hand, the flame turned high.

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A writer, beachcomber and part-time campervan nomad, based in Brittany

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