'The Lobster Man's Keeper' by Steve Kissing in April's issue of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine is about a man with 'Lobster Claw' (ectrodactyly) in a cage in the circus. Interestingly, and unbeknown to the editors, that same issue contains a story by a girl with ectrodactyly, me. Considering it's one of the most rare conditions, what a bizarre coincidence - made me giggle.
Thankfully, no one has ever tried to throw me into a circus. Long may it stay that way. ;)
writer and bookseller living in London. Author of the 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series. I'm also a published poet and short story writer. My poetry pamphlet 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto. I'm currently writing my first novel, and my new non-fiction book, 'The Bookshop Book' will be published by Constable & Robinson autumn 2014. I'm represented by Charlie Campbell at Ed Victor Literary Agency.