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On the Shelf – A Modern Fairytale


Published by Iris Bachman at Smashwords


Copyright 2012 Iris Bachman


Image Copyright Stryjek, 2012


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On the Shelf – A Modern Fairytale


by


Iris Bachman




When Jane Hayes booked a two-week trip on the Orient Express she hadn’t remotely considered the possibility that the first hour on that train-to-end-all-trains would be spent deep in conversation with a bright, intense, nine-year-old girl from New York.

"Yeah…" the little girl was saying, "My dad’s a workaholic. He has been since my Mom died. At least that’s what my Aunt says. Want to know a secret?" The little girl leaned in closer to Jane.

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