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...
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The first, second and third prizewinners in each of the three categories will be published in the Spr... Read More...
by Ayibu Makolo
It is an especially humid day.
The air is stifling and rivulets of sweat run down my back and stain my white shirt.
‘Ma, why don’t we open the window? This he... Read More...
The Clay Baby
by Anne Corlett
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
It sometimes felt as though I was marrying his mother, not him at all.
We’d been planning on waiting a whil... Read More...
I am the Painter’s Daughter
by Kit De Waal
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014
At the harbour, where island boys gather to trade cigarettes and obscenities, where trawler-... 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...
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
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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...
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...