You can’t go home again

Amanda Fairchild, Author

The house wasn’t the same to her any more. The first thing the new owners did was root up the yew hedge. In its place reared a stark, brutal fence so that Amy could no longer see the roses growing up the path. But she’d been able to see enough, peering through the gaps in the slats, to make out that they’d flattened the rockery to put in a basket ball area. Amy’s father had constructed that rockery, and lovingly tended the little succulents. She used to wheel her bike past it every weekday, returning from school, before entering the cool gloom of her father’s study.  Those comfortable week nights relaxing on their cracked leather sofa, watching Danger Mouse and eating slices of her father’s macaroni cheese.

So, she avoided cycling past Primrose Cottage these days, but couldn’t seem to avoid it in her dreams. Nearly every night she found…

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One thought on “You can’t go home again

  1. The short story ‘You cant go home again’ is an interesting short story as it uses a good choice of vocabulary. The layout of the short story is very organised and set out well as they differentiate the dream from the actual thoughts. The way they describe what Amy is thinking in separate line in separate sentences is effective as it shows what she is thinking in the dream and so shows that she has a sense of opinion. The conclusion of the short story is effective as there is a twist in the story as she wakes up from the dream that is described however, she does not remember it at all however, there is an even bigger twist as the last paragraph says ‘ It was the next morning, on the local news, when she heard that Primrose Cottage had burned down in the night, killing all inside’ this causes the reader to realize what actually happens and make them realize that the heading of the short story is effective as the reality is ‘You can’t go home again.’

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