The Trouble With Statistics



“Is that a number butterfly bouncing off the lightbulb?”

“No, it’s a  math, we get a lot of them this time of year. They’ve multiplied.”

“I read there weren’t as many.”

“Opinion is divided.”

“Subtract that last statement!”

“No. I’m going, this conversation doesn’t add up!”

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File under Magic Realism, excerpt from ‘The Playlist’, (Hard Egg Publishing 2020) available from Amazon. UK / US


Kindle version available FREE from Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May


Published by mike olley

Mike Olley writes short fiction. He has two collections of very short stories available, Better and Mind Clearance. His work has also been published online as well as in several anthologies. Originally from London, he spent a few years in Spain before a quirk of fate brought him back to live in an English seaside town. He now spends his time gathering storylines washed in by the sea.

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