Stephen Clarke was twice the man I’ll ever be. I didn’t know him well. I spoke to him most days – I worked for him after all. I had a pint with him occasionally. I fancied his wife, of course. But I didn’t really know him. So it was a bit of a surprise when I was invited to his funeral.


The July Broadsheet Story is Alternative by Martin Cooper.

Martin Cooper’s novel Cold Hillside and his short story collection Dandelion Sky are available as ebooks.

Cold Hillside


One Response to Alternative

  1. timdemay says:

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for the comment yesterday. Enjoyed this story of yours (and the site itself – it’s a great idea) and the quiet dissonance in the narrator that allows him to so easily dispose of Alternate Stephen. Definitely had to read that last paragraph a few times. Thanks for the read!


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