Misconnect by Isabel Miles



'Hello, we're calling to make you aware of a new government-backed initiative.  You may be entitled...'  Eliot hung up.  It had been unlikely, but the phone had kept ringing all the time he'd been breaking in and that had injected a little spike of hope into his day.  Now, he looked round properly.  The couple in the living-room, their genders revealed by clothing and their intimacy by their interlocked fingers, had that look of surprise shared by all Q-bomb victims.

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The View From Here to Close

ANNOUNCEMENT: The View From Here will be closing its doors on the 1st November of this year and calling it a day.

It has been a wonderful 7 years and as we draw to a close we will be running our favourite stories and counting down our top 5 interviews and will stuff some final articles into the bag.

Thank you to everyone who read us, submitted to us and made the whole journey one we will always remember.

Remember Me To The Bees : A Review

Remember Me To The Bees: Twenty Short Stories
By Judy Darley
Published by Scopophilia Publishing
Reviewed by Jessica Patient

Judy Darley’s debut collection brings together twenty short stories ranging from already published stories including The Big Clean, published here at The View From Here (http://www.viewfromheremagazine.com/2010/05/big-clean.html) to new stories. Each story holds the reader’s attention with their intriguing plots including dead pigeons on window ledges, kissing at fun fairs and firework displays on the playground.