Category Archives: Fiction

Bethany Serino – Wolf

Wolf I don’t see you very often. Your hair is black and your teeth are big. They call you ‘Wolf’, I call you your name. You catch me, don’t you? Yellow fingers down my spine dripping in the steam singing california california. I can push you, can’t I? I can push you in the back …

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Nick Willoughby – All Letters

All Letters [Selected letters taken from a correspondence during The Great War] Letter 1 July 16th, 1916 My dearest Enid, I have been staying at a farm on the outskirts of a town near Verdun for over a week now. You will understand that I cannot give any more details. The town nearby is lovely …

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Dave Attrill – Rock ‘n’ Roll Tumble

ROCK ‘n’ ROLL TUMBLE A Poetry Opera by DAVE ATTRILL Sheffield 1992. The home to a whole music scene that had evolved over the years. Human League, ABC and Heaven 17 were amongst many massive names making their immortal mark on the Steel City map before disappearing into the trenches of obscurity as did their …

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Martha O’Brien – Lonely

Lonely        “Hello, I’m Brian and I’m scared of everything.” This is how every meeting starts. It annoys me, really, because it sets the bar too high. I mean, in a support group for people with phobias, starting the session by announcing that you are scared of everything basically renders everyone else’s fears tiny and meaningless. …

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Bethany Serino – She

She She accumulates 42 years of bad luck within half an hour. The argument’s about songs and films and poetry and people that I don’t care about. And I don’t care about her. The next day I do my make up in the extractor fan and go to the shop and come back to a …

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John Lusardi – Fox

Fox Wild goose farm sits in masts and mist, with fading half moons The distant whistling of thrushes ripples the may blossom; at the pond side Amongst Lapped reeds, snapped terrier barks; break the still air In the left over remains of night, the grey lag trumpeted morning peeps, From deep under the dissolving stars …

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Declan Andrews – Shabby Old Seat

Shabby Old Seat I couldn’t have been on the bus for much longer than a meagre ten minutes when you called it to an unexpected stop and stepped aboard wearing what could only be described as the perfect outfit. Prior to your arrival the bus had been moving at a painfully sluggish pace and I …

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Matthew Smylie – Word Jazz, Gold Trims & Tea

Click link below to read short story Word Jazz, Gold Trims & Tea

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Declan Andrews – The Sudden Death of My Wife

The Sudden Death of My Wife The sudden death of my wife, who went by the name Esmeralda, meant that things were finally on the up. I had been trying to rid myself of the poor cow for a good fifteen years when she took it upon herself to venture onto the roof of our …

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Lauren Cooper – The Magpies

Click link below to view play The Magpies

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