Smorgasbord Short Stories – Flights of Fancy – The Other Side of Heaven by Sally Cronin

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Welcome to another story from my first collection Flights of Fancy. A woman moves into her new cottage but there is something missing…

The Other Side of Heaven

When Meg saw the cottage she knew that it was the one. She had visualised her dream house so many times in her head that it almost felt that she was coming home.

As soon as she had walked down the country lane that separated the property from the main road she had heard the sound of running water. A river or lake had always been a requisite when imagining her perfect home, and the sound ticked at least one of her boxes. As she rounded the bend in the lane she saw the house for the first time, its red slate roof glistening in the sunlight.

She inhaled the scent of the vibrantly coloured flowers that dominated the small front garden…

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