Short Stories

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Title: Baverstock's Allsorts: Volume 1
Series: Baverstock's Allsorts #1
Published by: Creative Ark
Release Date: May 9, 2014
Contributors: Jessica Baverstock
Genre:
Pages: 34
ASIN: B00K8O0GNO

This eclectic collection of eight short-short pieces crosses from gritty science-fiction to heartwarming poetry, showcasing the versatility, imagination, comic wit, and pathos of author Jessica Baverstock. The perfect companion to an afternoon tea break or a morning commute, this collection will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings.

Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1 draws together science-fiction ('The Stone Trader' and 'Dinner Plans'), period fiction ('Obedient Tongues'), poetry ('I Love You, Mum' and 'Beach Talk'), sweet tales ('Will You Help Me?' and 'Buried Jewels') and a newspaper article with a twist ('The Morning Horticultural').

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Title: The Red Umbrella: A Short Story
Published by: Creative Ark
Release Date: June 28, 2014
Contributors: Jessica Baverstock
Genre: , ,
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 978-1534625143
ASIN: B00LD6RNUK

Paulie dreams of traveling the world, and with her red umbrella by her side she is ready to tackle anything. But when she loses her umbrella on the Paris Metro, Paulie must face the city’s streets without her trusted companion.

An eventful day and a chance encounter with a wise new friend teach Paulie what it truly means to be a world nomad.

In this exquisite and sensitive tale, Baverstock captures a young person’s wonder and embarrassment in a new country, deftly weaving humour, wisdom and a celebration of life.

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Title: The Stone Trader: A Stone Keeper Short Story
Series:
Published by: Creative Ark
Release Date: April 24, 2016
Contributors: Jessica Baverstock
Genre: ,
Pages: 10
ASIN: B01EPFDNPY

With humankind scattered among the stars in poverty-stricken colonies, only two things connect the last remnants of the race: a makeshift government, too busy arguing over a chain of command to be of use to its citizens, and traders, distributing necessities as they fly between colonies.

The Stone Trader trades in many things, but rocks are his specialty. He thinks himself an expert on the subject until two strange women claim to have found a rock like no other. It is a hoax or could it be the most extraordinary discovery humankind has ever made?

An origin short story set in the Stone Keeper universe.

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Title: Buried Jewels: A Short Story
Published by: Creative Ark
Release Date: April 24, 2016
Contributors: Jessica Baverstock
Genre: , ,
Pages: 9
ASIN: B01EPKHYEA

Annie is a grown woman now, past all that childish adventuring stuff, but when her cousin Henry claims to have overheard instructions to buried treasure she is forced to decide whether or not to invest her belief in one more childish adventure.

This story is also available in Baverstock’s Allsorts Volume 1

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Title: Birdsitting: A Short Story
Published by: Creative Ark
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Contributors: Jessica Baverstock
Genre: , ,
Pages: 11
ASIN: B01INPI2F8

At age 57, Angelina has raised two children, run a business, and survived divorce.

She believes herself a woman capable of managing any challenge.
But when her daughter leaves her pet bird in Angelina’s care before setting off for Venice, Angelina comes face to face with the one thing she’s never managed to do in her life—achieve a dream that’s been with her since childhood.

A thoughtful and uplifting short story by the author of The Red Umbrella.

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