Smorgasbord Short Stories – Flights of Fancy – The Sewing Circle – Part One by Sally Cronin

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Welcome to another story from Flights of Fancy .. this is novella length so I will be spreading it over several days. I hope you enjoy.

The Sewing Circle – Part One

The sewing circle met at Betty’s flat on the ground floor of Malcolm House, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. There were six regular members, and the odd person who dropped in, who appreciated the group was the source of gossip and information about the Redgrave Estate.

Copious cups of tea were provided with members taking it in turn to produce homemade cakes that were judged critically during the course of the afternoon. Recipes were swapped and toppings envied as the ladies knitted and embroidered the hours away. All of the members were over eighty and had lived varied and sometimes tragic lives. They had been born and brought up in this deprived area of South London, and the…

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