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Tales From the Split Worlds – Episode 1: Sale or Return

February 12, 2010

Author: Emma Newman
Title: Sale or Return
Genre: Urban fantasy, magical realism
Rating: g
Frequency: Every Friday

When an unusual customer returns a box to the shop that delivered it, the shopkeeper realises that a terrible mistake has been made…

Sale or Return

The bell that hung above the door jangled as it was opened, but he didn’t look up from his book. If the browser needed him, they’d soon let him know.

“Um, excuse me?”

He sighed and removed his glasses, resting the book down on the counter to look at the customer.

A woman, dressed in distinctly odd clothes, was standing awkwardly in the centre of the shop, holding a large box. He recognised it immediately and stood quickly.

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