In 'The World is a Smaller Place', everything seems perfect for Ruth, engaged to the man she loves. But things begin to change, and she is unable to work out whether it is for the better. But when she meets Martin, a professor over from New Zealand, her life no longer seems perfect, but full of impossible choices.
In 'Whose Baby are You, Babe?', when a junior lecturer comes across a baby in the senior common room, she is both startled and intrigued to know how it came to be there. Her students look on curiously as she has the baby in a carrycot on the floor beside her as she teaches. But what secrets lie behind the child's identity?
Part of the Storycuts series, these two stories were previously published in the collection Summer Promise and Other Stories.