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Writing in print

Many of Pauline Masurel's short and tiny stories have appeared in anthologies.   The most recent was I Found Myself Lost, which was published in Signposts by the Gloucestershire Writers Nework in October 2021 and was the winning prose entry in their annual competition  Details of how to purchase a copy of this pamphlet can be found here.

The Kingfisher Bride was published in the Stroud Short Stories Volume One and Bristol Woman Magazine featured the flash fiction Cappuccino in their Summer 2014 issue.

The flash fiction Toy Soldier was included in Landmarks, the anthology for National Flash Fiction Day 2015. 

To Test The Senses Of Worms is included in Eating My Words, an anthology for National Flash-Fiction Day 2014, published by Gumbo Press.  That tiny story was inspired by Chris Beardshaw's BBC4 programme, Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of Soil and by Charles Darwin's work, The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms.

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Ironing Night was published in the Transgression issue of Litro magazine in April 2013. It poses the question What's more important? The fetish or the relationship?

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10:05-11:05 is a short-short story, set in Bath, which was included in the anthology Kissing Frankenstein and Other Stories.  This book of fifty-three tiny stories by writers from the West Country was published in May 2012 by Flash-Fiction South West to celebrate the first National Flash-Fiction Day.

The Honeymoon Couple tells the tale of a single woman's holiday in Sicily, against the backdrop of Mount Etna.  It was a runner up in the Chapter One Promotions International Short Story Competition 2010 and published in the anthology The Graft in August 2012.

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3 Fantastic Places to Stay appear in Classifieds, an anthology of prose poems, published by Equinox Publishing in February 2012.

Song Without Words tells the story of a woman who has begun losing things, including her memory.  It features in the anthology Loss, from Inkermen Press, which was published in September 2009 and is available from Amazon.co.uk

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Discovering a Comet was published by Leaf Books in November 2008, in the collection Discovering a Comet and More Micro-Fiction.  The story was runner-up in their 2008 competition.

Also from the same publisher, the collection Ada and More Nano-fiction was published in July 2009 and includes the tiny story Lost Plot

Cappuccino, All That Glistens is not Jello and Reality TV appear in the anthology Watermark.  All three stories take an unusual slant on aspects of everyday life.

The book contains new writing by thirty-five graduates from the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University College.  It was launched at the Bath Literature Festival in February 2005.

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Quitting is a short story that dwells upon the perils of an addiction to knitting and how a self-help organisation to reform the afflicted turns out to be more trouble than the vice that the founder was seeking to cure.  It was published in the January/February 2004 edition of The New Writer.

Static tells of one woman's solitary existence on the Welsh coast and her relationship with her absent niece.  It was published by Tindal Street Press in 2002, together with twenty other short stories by women writers, in the anthology Her Majesty, edited by Jackie Gay and Emma Hargrave.  The book is available in paperback from Amazon.co.uk.

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Cow Tipping is the story of six Irish sisters and their different readings — the last silent — of an incident from childhood involving a dead cow on the cliffs.  It is one of thirty London Magazine stories included in Signals 3, edited by Jane Rye with a foreword by the late Alan Ross.

Presumed Missing concerns the predicament and freedom of being cast adrift at sea. It was first published in 1997 in Writing Women (Vol 13 No 1).

Little Acorns was second in an illustrated story competition in 1996, and published in Story Cellar Issue 5. Making Arrangements, examining the organisational tendencies of three generations of women, was published the year before in Issue 3.

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