Leonard plucked it back out of his hands. “It’s a curio, Ross. It’ll be like one of those chocolate eggs, and in the middle will be a little toy car or something. Someone’s on a windup.”
“Where’s your sense of adventure? Your Christmas spirit?” Ross shook his head, tutting in mock admonition.
The plot thickens as Leonard delves deeper into the mysterious matryoshka doll. Where did it come from? Who made it? And how did it end up in his office?
I was honoured to win the Amygdala magazine short story competition, and my story 'Belina' is featured in their first issue, along with some excellent stories by several other authors. It's available from their site for free: amygdalazine.com
Next week's Pocket Fiction will be the last one for 2015. I've been producing Pocket Fiction solidly for nearly eighteen months now, and I'm going to take it in a slightly different direction next year. Don't worry, you'll still be able to get your weekly fix! More information on that next week.
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Music: “The Pyre" and "Comfortable Mystery", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
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