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A Pain in The Heart

A 1,200-word short story

My name is Roger Garland and I’m dying. I’d expected my life to flash before my eyes. That’s what’s supposed to happen isn’t it? Well it isn’t happening to me. All I can see is Sally’s face. She looks concerned, but then she’s always concerned about something.

The pain in my heart is terrible; it nearly masks that other pain, the one in my arm. I know what that…



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Patsy Collins

Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.