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Category: Magical Realism

Coming of Age
Tim Hanson

The Touch

John inherits The Touch from his grandfather. 'Don't abuse it like I did, kid.'

 
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Humour
Josh Rank

The Tooth Fairy

Jonathan is babysitting little livewire Billy Silverton, just so he can take Rachel to the homecoming dance. He didn't bank on being the Tooth Fairy.

 
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Magical Realism
Lucian Carter

Bargain

Anna's husband gives her the devil of a surprise on their tenth wedding anniversary.

 
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Humour
Kryspin Parys

The Very End

At a pub quiz with their neighbours one minute, then suddenly wandering hand in hand in summer countryside.  Fiona and Donald are having an odd day.

 
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Animal
Kate Franklin

Ursa Mater

Janet reads an extract of her story, 'Ursa Mater' to her academic feminist writing group, who can't get their heads around the simplicity of the tale.

 
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