Video: Coffee and Clocks by Kirsty Balfour


December 24, 2019 by Tim Prater

Kirsty Balfour reading from her 2019 HG Wells Short Story Competition Grand Prize Shortlisted entry “Coffee and Clocks”.


Theme: MASK

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