The Clock in My Mother's House and other stories
Paperback and ebook (January 2023)
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Life can change in an instant, but that’s not always a bad thing.
A hotel explodes leaving staff and guests in peril; a woman retrieves an old clock from the attic with disturbing consequences; one man leaves heart break behind him, and another arrives to bring adventure.
In this haunting collection, Annalisa Crawford creates characters who will charm, captivate and intrigue you.
Annalisa's stories have featured in Fairlight Shorts, Fictive Dream, and Reflex Fiction; and have been short- and longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Bath Short Story Award, Globe Soup, and more.
What readers are saying:
"Melding mundane life with the fantastical, Annalisa Crawford creates a haunting and wistful collection of short stories that will possess the reader’s imagination long after the last page has been turned." - J.S. Watts, author of the Witchlight series
"Haunting, poignant, playful. Each one is a gem." - Anne Goodwin, author of Matilda Windsor is Coming Home
"Annalisa is really good at bringing her characters to life and some of the stories I felt a chill run through me. A great read." - Hannah Symmons, Echoes in an Empty Room book blog
"I relished the writing in almost every story, I LOVED the imagination of the author..." - Rosh Reviews
"Engaging, playful, and clever! Dashes of horror with dreamlike magic weaved into everyday life, this collection was wonderful. Hooked by the first line for many of them." - Cavak, BookSirens