The Lottery Winner's Lair Book Cover A lucky man wins the lottery and decides to spend the proceeds on creating a luxurious residence from an old mill building.

It was the old mill building called Facit Mill in the historic area of Whitworth in East Lancashire which inspired this story. This vast rambling building, which used to be a cotton mill, lay empty for many years.

The mill has now been entirely demolished, but it let me to wondering what it would be like to have the money, and the time, to renovate the old place.

This is another very short story - much less than a thousand words - but somehow has taken me several years to write. Maybe very short fiction really is that tough to do?

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