Alex Reece Abbott

Alex Reece Abbott's short work appears in assorted journals and anthologies around the world such as Words on the Waves, Juxtaposition, Take Tea with Turing, and Landmarks: the 2015 National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology. A writing.ie Short Story of the Year Awards nominee, her stories have won prizes including the Northern Crime Competition, Arvon, and regularly shortlists for competitions, including the Bridport Prize, Fish, Mslexia and Lorian Hemingway. She barely blogs at www.alexreeceabbott.info.

Alex Reece Abbott: Think No More of the Sea

I will think no more of the sea . . . (Sea Song, 1913, Katherine Mansfield)

 

“We should go to the beach today,” says Clare over breakfast. He crunches his toast and wrinkles his nose. “Long way to drive, just to go to the seaside.

Alex Reece Abbott: The Orchard of Hopes and Dreams [57°55’ N, -4.2°806’ W]

They were a couple of sightseers hitting all the spots when they saw the sign, hand-carved in brown-stained wood, classic minimalist Forestry Commission style. They flipped a coin; they were on holiday, being spontaneous. She won.