Issue 7 Contents
Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 7
Poetry | Fiction | Theatre
Published May 12th 2016
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Homo Bile Pen
by John Wilks
3rd Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2015
A large concrete wrecking ball swings silently across Simon’s classroom. His Year 10 pupils stare at ... Read More...
by Cheryl Pearson
3rd prize winner in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2015
(Mam Tor, whose name means “Mother Hill, and which is also known as “Shivering Mountain”, is a hill in the Peak ... Read More...
The Mill on the River Drewenz
by Peter Justin Newall
3rd Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2015
In Barczewo the gypsies are playing music today, says Kallweit. They have a master fi... Read More...
This is Unravel
by Niamh MacCabe
2nd Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2015
There is a woman in a green dress, kneeling at the sea’s edge. There is howling, calling.
The child want... Read More...
‘... he cannot stir a finger, fix his thinking...’ *
by Anna Lawrence
2nd prize winner in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2015
Forty days since that lass stumbled
from the dunes and crashed
aga... Read More...
The Whittling of Animals
by Maggie Veness
2nd Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2015
Kept ya kids outa sight and ya trap shut whenever Charlie come home lookin mad. Served him suppe... Read More...
The Sea in Me
by Krishan Coupland
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2015
Sometimes in the bath I plunge my head under the water and will the scars on my neck to open wide like mout... Read More...
Hot down, cool up. Teaching my sister to dance.
by Astra Bloom
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2015
Hot down, cool up, that’s what I say to R when we’re dancing.
Go Marjorie! For a jok... Read More...
by Eleanor Hooker
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2015
When Brother John lumbers into class on Monday morning, the boys sit straight at their desks. They measure his m... Read More...