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Fantastic
Stories

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Vacuum in Munich

by William Boyd

"Munich, Bethany thinks. Bavaria. Never been to Munich. Plus a weekend with her father, whom she rarely sees. 'Yes, that would be lovely."

Bluebeard Daughter

by Sarvat Hasin

"When they ask to scan your passport, you are suspicious but hand it over, worried that articulating dissent will give the game up."

One Night in Nihonbashi

by William Boyd

"Everything’s in there,” he says. “Tickets, hotel reservation, contacts. The company credit card. You’re my only hope.”

The Wish

by Alexandra Shulman

"Beware of your wishes, they might come true, was one of Julietta's favourite remarks."