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by Christopher North
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014
fluorescent tubes were flickering in the executive suite. The central gutter had backed up half its length... Read More...
by Bethany W. Pope
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2014
Dante cased his suicides in wood;
Every tree bled pain and hard stories, so
Agony lingered as the corpse cooled... Read More...
The Last of England
by Stephen Devereux
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2014
There are black stumps, now, round
the Liver Building like rotten teeth
in a much-loved mouth and th... Read More...
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...
Let’s send our lovers where cups are sealed
and breath is measured in grams,
where things return to them in circles:
continents, their own recycled air.
Let’s send our lovers outside blue,
wh... 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...
Issue 5 Contents
Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 5
Poetry | Fiction | Theatre | Articles
Published April 10th 2015
Buy your copy now or subscribe to get three issues in print or digital edit... Read More...