by Allie Rogers
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
Church bells tumble-chasing each other through an October morning. Michael Chalmers opens his green eyes. A... Read More...
Count the Words, Hold your Breath
by Aki Schilz
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014
You could be any one of my lovers: they all look the same when I’m lonely (count them).
I... Read More...
Ger Sheen and the Satanists
by David McGrath
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
Willy Byrne’s fuck-your-mother swagger was a swagger to mug you off, a swagger to warn were half a... Read More...
How to Wait
by Maria Adelmann
Prepare yourself haphazardly.
For example, get a dog. You may think you want a large dog who will growl at strangers, bark at robbers, chase down assailants,... Read More...
Broke in Two
by Steele Campbell
Two inches farther and the concrete would have hit my hair—or only my shadow. As it is, I go to physical therapy three times a week. They say I will get a l... Read More...
The Ice House
by Jane Roberts
“The ice house is where they send you to cool off...”
In the grounds of the Georgian manor – now a communal carcass stuffed with families meandering from the... Read More...
Missing My Liar
by Tania Hershman
Am I missing my liar? she says. What was the last lie? she says. Oh yes, she says, I remember. That was the car, she says. A bad lie, she says, outbreathi... Read More...
Short story reading from Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson.
This week Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson reads extracts from her short story Chiaroscuro which appeared in Issue 1 of the magazine.
The recording was... Read More...
Short story reading from Carly Holmes.
Carly Holmes reads her short story from Issue 2 of the magazine. The Black Night Long and shares an extract from her first novel, The Scrapbook (Parthian Book... Read More...
Short story/flash fiction reading by Tania Hershman.
Tania Hershman’s short fictions have won her many prizes. She is a consummate author of extraordinary brief fiction that for me, crosses the bou... Read More...
Short story reading by May-Lan Tan from her collection Things To Make and Break (CB editions 2014).
May-Lan is a Hong Kong-born writer who lives in London, where she studied for a BA in Fine Art an... Read More...