ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

Beyond the Pale

A 1,200 word short story

Photo by Moritz Mentges on Unsplash

Mike stood outside The Pale Horse, trembling. That was a first.

Many times he’d left on unsteady legs, but he’d always been fine going in. Or at least that’s what he’d told himself at the time. He hadn’t quite believed it even then. Certainly not on the days he’d gone via the pawnbrokers to cash in the china or crystal that had once belonged to Laura’s mother. Not on…

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Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins

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