Sweets from Strangers
In search of adventure
Orphans were far more likely to have adventures. And although I did love my parents, they were a hindrance. I wanted to be free from piano practice and Sunday School. So I must appear to be alone in the world, like Jane Eyre. I chose Marianne Fairfax as my new name as it was far less mundane than Linda.
But a trip to the beach turns out to be a stark warning. Never take sweets from strangers – they may be disguised as almond tarts and heart shaped crockery, but the danger remains the same.
Another great short story from Barbara Jennings. I really enjoyed it.
Written by Barbara Jennings
Performed by Emmeline Braefield
Produced by Cat on a Piano Productions
Music: Seaside Piazza by Aaron Kenny
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