All posts tagged short story

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A Corpse’s Shadow

The body was in the boot, but its smell had crept through the car and sat down on the passenger’s seat. Frank thought it must have been a day old […]

With Child

In an aisle at the supermarket’s centre was a shelf of too-large-to-be-true Perspex boxes. In every box was another box: a little white one, and in every little white box […]

George Stubbs: 'A Chestnut Racehorse'

The Red Horse: Part One

Old Mama was a bay mare standing at fifteen-two hands. She was also the best horse that Pearson Michaels had ever gotten.  Given to him by an uncle on his […]

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Lamia

Unravelling herself from the Gordian Knot that is sleep, Lamia, who has eyes like a peacock, stared nervously at her reflection in the adjacent mirror. Her vermillion-spotted body felt endless […]

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For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn

It’s funny how things can catapult you back in time. A song from the summer, a particular face, or a jumble sale. Memories resurface, like uncovered artefacts that are distant […]

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A Threshold

The room is neither bright nor dark, with its dim light lingering in the air like a rotting, transparent mist. The cobwebs pressed against the ceiling appear to be shimmering […]

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Patricia Highsmith’s Little Tales of Misogyny- Little Tales for Nasty Women

Now don’t be fooled by the title, Highsmith’s short story collection doesn’t paint pictures of rotten men, and victim women. Instead Highsmith creates a sweetshop’s worth of lurid, eccentric, strange, […]

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The Swallow and the Merchant

Oscar Wilde’s fairytales always seem to come with a delightful twist. They do not comply with the convention that fairytales need a moral, and are not palliative or dreamlike worlds […]

I'm Sorry

I’m Sorry

“I should have told you to stay home…” Read the Flash Fiction submission by Libby Jancsy.   I’m sorry, I should have told you to stay home. I’m sorry, I […]