In this new anthology of short stories West Country author Jim Jackson takes a lead in the restoration of this once popular genre , and in so doing escorts us upon a wide ranging flight of the imagination. From Orpington and Africa to Australia and Georgia. From inner to outer space. Lovers, millionaires, scientists and fugitives from justice are just some of the characters he paints for us with colourful precision. Every narrative is a miniature masterpiece in a great story telling tradition and an ideal diet for those who prefer to savour their literature in well crafted bite sized portions.