Short Stories

Bus Ticket

Short stories sometimes have long lives. One of my shortest, Bus Ticket, was written in 1974 and published in 1978. It was republished in 2003 as part of a longer story, Bus Ticket Revisited.

It has now been revisited again.

Click here to read Bus Ticket Revisited Revisited

Short story collection

How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous?

These stories, set mainly in London and its more-or-less fashionable suburbs, occupy the spaces between words and actions, beliefs and realities. A 40-year-old woman who has never had children and never wanted to, revisits her decision. A little girl wonders why she attends a school run by a religion that neither she nor her parents belong to. 50-something lefties discover things that they might have preferred not to know about their pensions. A woman goes to meet her partner’s new love, and tries to be friendly.

Published by Five Leaves Publications.
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Other short stories by Zoë Fairbairns