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Ten short stories to read during lockdown

Ten short stories to read during lockdown

Stuck for boredom-busters during coronavirus lockdown? Discover some of MiNDFOOD's most popular short stories.

Ten short stories to read during lockdown

Choosing Hope

Paul and Katie had spent a lifetime together in love. But when doctors gave them the terminal diagnosis, they had to find the strength to make one final journey together.   


When Margaret dies after a long and painful illness, her friends are bereft. But their sadness turns to shock when they realise her husband Terry’s plans at the funeral.


When Jim and Audrey board a round-the-world cruise in the UK, they decide to visit their son and his young family in New Zealand. Although it’s the trip of a lifetime for Audrey, she is harbouring a terrible secret.

Matilda Rose and the Beekeeper

Matilda had sworn off dating – until one day a beekeeper named Bill walked into her shop and stole her heart. But the buzz is that Bill has a secret. Will their relationship survive it?

Memento Mori

Behind permanently closed blinds, Mimi’s life with her mother had become intolerable but a burgeoning interest in true crime gave ‘Daddy’s little girl’ the dark solution she needed.


When a young woman abandons technology and travels to the opposite side of the world to find happiness, she learns it can be discovered in the most unexpected of places.

The Lightness of Being

The accident had not only robbed Grace of her mobility, it had taken away her sense of who she was. Would adjusting to the pace of life in the country have the power to restore her wellbeing & happiness?

Cautious Kate

Her mum had brought her up to always be cautious of strangers after what had happened to Great-Aunt Bertha, but is it time for Kate and her dog, Jasper, to be a bit more trusting?

The Making of an Expat Synapsis

Learning to adjust to a different rhythm of life in a foreign culture brings unanticipated rewards and downsides for an English teacher in Istanbul.

Ponzi in the Pilbara

A ‘priceless’ opportunity from spruiker Trevor promises an escape from a humdrum existence in Karratha for Pina. So why the nagging doubts?

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