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Short and Twisted: Stories and Poems with a Twist (2013)


There is something for every reading taste in this stimulating collection of stories and poems. Trying to work out the twist at the end is as enjoyable as the end itself.

Dimity Powell's short story, The Boy Who Lost His Laugh, was inspired by the opposing concepts of displacement and laughter. These two feelings don’t seem to complement each other at first but in the story eventual harmony is attained. The Boy Who Lost His Laugh is suitable for 7 – 12 year-olds to read, although other stories in this collection contain more adult themes.