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Bryony Doran 
September 2017

The Sand Eggs

The Inside Story

Have you ever wondered how a short story collection comes into being?

Some writers set out to create a series of stories that are linked or that are based around a theme. Other writers accumulate short stories over the span of their careers and when they have enough for a collection, then attempt to get them published. This is how The Sand Eggs came into being.

When I came to collate The Sand Eggs and we began to discuss a title and what to put on the back cover, I realised that the stories had a similar thread of alienation and isolation. Unintentionally, I had created a theme.

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