“After his sister left forever Tyler got a job at the toy store. The manager there didn’t even look at his CV before handing him a yellow plastic jerkin. It was warm to the touch and had a picture of an emu giving a thumbs up on the back. Tyler held it against his chest like a precious thing as he was shown around the store: the rank of tills, the stockroom, the aisles of Soft Toys and Early Years and Board Games and Electronics.”
A story about trying to save something important – namely, a school of anthropomorphic goldfish. Something we can all relate to, I’m sure. Shortlisted for the 2015 Storgy Short Story Competition, and available as part of the competition anthology on Amazon.