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Braking Distance

Braking Distance by Calum Kerr Motorway Service Stations are places where people pass through on their way to somewhere else: somewhere better, somewhere brighter. But every traveller has a tale to tell, a story of their own, and sometimes they're not what you'd expect. Braking Distance is a glimpse beneath the surface. It brings you love, death, lust, loss, betrayal, belonging, murder, aliens and a time-travelling adventuress being chased by a dastardly foe!

This collection is made up of loosely connected stories, all occurring in the same place at the same time, sprawling out across different genres, styles, perspectives and emotions. The camera swings from place to place, and over the course of eighteen short stories, builds up a picture which is surprising, exciting and strange.

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Table of contents:
Two Households, Both Alike
Take a Break
Virtuous Patience
Constant Vigilance 1
Closing the Circle
Justified Violence
The Pain of Frustration
Constant Vigilance 2
The Gateway to Peril
Extrinsic Justice
A Story of More Woe
Undercover Surveillance
Hot and Cold
You Caught My Eye
The Centre Cannot Hold (a Simple Tray)

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