The winning stories in the 2019 Retreat West Short Story and Flash Fiction Prizes showcase some of the finest and most imaginative stories we've published to date. Enter worlds where it literally rains cats and dogs, national monuments uproot themselves and colours take on new meaning. Burgeoning relationships, dystopian futures that now seem very real, violent secrets, old families and new friends all feature in stories that span the breadth of human existence, and beyond. Filled with love, loss, hope and humour How To Hold An Umbrella will entertain, enlighten and enthrall as you navigate the lives of the characters within these pages. Featuring stories from Sherry Morris, Emma Hutton, Bruce Meyer, Jason Jackson & more.