Shauna Bickley


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The themes of love, loss, regret and hope are explored in this collection of four short stories which look at the hidden territory within ordinary lives and the triggers for seemingly random actions.

Escape – a new baby should bring joy and happiness, but the reality is often very different.

Underground – however hard you work to forget the past, it’s still there.

High Noon – Friday night romance at the supermarket.

Footprints – love, loss and the nature of relationships. The idea for this story came from the discovery of footprints in the Australian outback. The footprints were made in moist clay around 20,000 years ago.

Also included is the original opening section of Lives Interrupted and the prologue of Shauna’s latest novel Still Death.