Short story collections

I love writing short stories and epublished some of my favourites in collections.

The historical collection – ‘The Great Silence and other historical stories’ includes my favourite story of all – The Great Silence which was written about the day they brought the unknown solider from WW1 back to bury in Westminster Abbey in 1920.

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“Kate Jackson writes satisfying historical stories peopled by well-portrayed characters so that reading each story is like taking a step back in time. And this is never more so than in “The Great Silence”, one of the most moving short stories I’ve ever read. The title refers to a country stopping, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to remember those who didn’t come back, but also captures the great silence left behind in homes they never came back to. Kate Jackson has given it a wonderful humanity in the three women she places at the centre of the story, each with their own place in this moment of remembrance.
It was an honour to share it, and all Kate’s stories, with the readers of “The People’s Friend” – Shirley Blair, Fiction Editor at ‘The People’s Friend’ magazine.

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This is the stunning artwork that went with The Great Silence when it was published in The People’s Friend magazine.

the great silence in pf


The contemporary collection – Daisy Chain Summer – is a collection of a dozen heartwarming short stories about families, friendships and love.

‘Convincing characterisation is a feature of Kate Jackson’s short stories. Written with a depth of emotion and a deft yet delicate touch, they always provide the satisfying read that “People’s Friend” readers know well. — Shirley Blair, Commissioning Fiction Editor, “The People’s Friend”

‘Kate’s stories are so full of warmth that they’re like having a hug from a good friend on a bad day.’ – Kate Hardy

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