Embroidered Poppies

Embroidered Poppies is the story of a tablecloth that is used throughout a couple’s married life.

This short story was published in The Mays XXVII.

“It works its way from an innocent beginning to a conclusion that is both a surprise and clincher. The reader is seduced by its sweetness, and then punched in the face.”

Louis de Bernieres, Guest Editor of The Mays XXVII

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