A Reading from The Shell Necklace by Anne Rainbow


Jessica holds the shell high above her head, like a trophy.

‘Mummy! Look at this one. It’s perfect.’

Two golden curls escape the confines of Jessica’s straw hat and coil against her freckled face. Hazel pushes her own blonde locks back out of her eyes, fighting a losing battle against the sea breeze.

‘Let me see. Oh yes, darling. Beautiful. You’re such a clever girl. How many do we have now?’ she says, offering her shoulder bag to Jessica.

Jessica peers inside and counts out loud, ‘One, two,’…

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Cornwall Secret and Hidden

Cornwall Secret and Hidden by Cornwall Writers is an eclectic collection of short stories written by authors in Cornwall.

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Cornish Writers

Anne Rainbow

Anne Rainbow is a writer and editor with strong roots in Cornwall, encouraging other writers to pursue their publication dreams.