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The Divide

The Divide is a short story published in The Book of Bristol, edited by Heather Marks and Joe Melia, published by Comma Press.

The Book of Bristol is an anthology of short stories by Bristol-based writers.  The Divide is a psychological thriller about a young man, Matthew, who is waiting for his girlfriend in an upmarket restaurant. He’s going to ask her to move in with him – but she doesn’t turn up. Increasingly worried, he starts to think something terrible has happened – only no one takes him seriously when he reports her missing. And the strange thing is, he can’t find any evidence to prove to the police that she was his girlfriend, and that he had nothing to do with what might have befallen her…

‘Who needs evidence when you have a young black man with a murdered girlfriend, who claims another white woman is missing, and the one person who vouched for him is in a graveyard he’s never visited, in a country he’s never been to?’

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