Tilting at windmills in the twenty-first century. A dying woman’s surprising final wish. The unlikely connections between a Manchester woman and a 17th century Renaissance man. A chance encounter on a motorway. A woman allergic to the modern world.
Life Cycles contains thirty-one short and very short stories originally published between 1999 and 2011 and now collected together for the first time.
Seek Alternative Route * The Lost Art of Conversation * She’d Always Loved to Travel * Bees * Dan Quixote * Known to the Defendant * Titania * GSOH * The Flying Incredulo * The Square on the Hypotenuse * Sunken Bells * Introductions * The Question * Warning * Body of Work * The Heart of a Much Younger Man * A Good Drying Day * Black Beetles * Flotsam * Last Words * Metal Recycling Here * Human Statue * The Wind Singing in the Wires * Pieces of her Mind * The Great Melody * Skydiving * Ultima Thule * The Flamingo Dancer * The Gatekeeper * Life Cycles * Perfect Circles
“Well-crafted, well told short stories”
“Time, obsession and loneliness … the conclusion grabbed me and has stayed with me.” – Last Short Story