April 17th 2013
STORY: We are delighted to bring you ‘The Peacock and the Angel’ from Pakistani writer AAMER HUSSEIN. ‘I was watering flowerbeds in the garden when my husband came through the gate and said: “You’ll have to be strong. Your friend…” He didn’t need to tell me whom he was talking about.’
March 18th 2013
EXCLUSIVE NEW STORY: We are thrilled to bring you ‘Berroca’, a provocative and satirical short story from author and journalist JULIE BURCHILL. This is REBECCA, but not as you know it… ‘Last night I dreamt I was hanging at Madderley again, like back in the day…’
February 18th 2013
STORY: We are delighted to bring you ‘Thirst’ from award-winning writer RACHEL CUSK. ‘Arriving in Venice the Gibsons — mother and daughter — were inexplicably startled by the omnipresence of water. Julia Gibson had concerned herself too much with the practicalities of the trip; her daughter Charlotte too little…’
January 21st 2013
PAULINE MASUREL discusses how Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s collection of Scary Fairy Tales swerves ‘between the realist-expected and the magical-surreal – often involving equally powerful forces such as disease, alcohol, vandalism, war and mental illness.’
January 16th 2013
STORY: Read ‘The Best Place in Town’ by award-winning author Stuart Evers. ‘David Falmer couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment he lost control of John’s stag party; but he knew it was long before the topic of conversation had turned to hookers…’
December 21st 2012
In a special Christmas post, we bring you O. Henry’s festive story ‘The Gift of the Magi’: ‘Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas…’
December 17th 2012
We’re delighted to offer you a wintery story by Helen Dunmore – award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and children’s author.
’A thud, a squeal, a pair of hot, tight arms around her neck. “It snowed! There’s millions of snow in the garden!“‘
October 24th 2012
STORY: Read DAVID ALMOND’s short story ‘May Malone’. Almond’s stories have appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and illustrated books, and in two collections, Sleepless Nights and A Kind of Heaven, both published by IRON Press.
September 17th 2012
STORY: We are delighted to bring you MARINA WARNER’s short story After the Fox. ‘Marina Warner is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer.’
June 27th 2012
We are thrilled to publish a new story by the prize-winning American author, Valerie Trueblood. ‘The Llamas’ will appear in her new collection, Search Party, due out next year.