Patience Mackarness is a flash fiction and short story writer.
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Patience Mackarness is semi-retired and lives in France with her husband. She writes partly in a farm cottage and partly in an elderly VW camper van.
Published Aug 27, 2019 · 752 words (3 minutes) · 52 views
Musician Uncle Fred has been buried in his garden, and an apple tree planted on the grave by his family. But the fruit it bears one summer is not what they expected. Originally published by Peacock Journal (strapline: 'Beauty First') in 2018.
Published Aug 17, 2019 · 398 words (2 minutes) · 3 likes · 271 views
Ever since her husband’s death, an old woman has been behaving more and more oddly. But after she disappears for three days and turns up barefoot in the woods, her adult children decide it’s time to put their foot down—only to discover their mother is full of surprises. Kick off your weekend with this quick, light-hearted piece by Patience Mackarness, a semi-retired author living in France, where she often writes flash fiction from her antique VW camper van.