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cigar-tin story, contains the short story 'new listings'

<< new real estate listings! of unbelievable horror! >>

Never greet a stranger in the night, for he may be a demon.

a dessert cigar tin with an original picture painted on the cover, sealed/protected with varnish, and an accordion booklet containing an original short story inside

all stories are my own; many have been published elsewhere (magazines, journals or one my two short-story collections)

cigar-tin stories are intended as tchotchkes –– they are one-of-a-kind art objects or curiosity items, meant to decorate bookshelves, end tables, mantles, desks, etc

meant to be picked and handled, examined

• tchotchke / pronounced chotch-kuh /
(also tsatske)
noun informal
1. a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.
2. a pretty girl or woman
ORIGIN 1960's, Yiddish

attractively packaged –– great as a highly unique gift

everything from my shop comes with an extra art surprise

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