Tag Archive: short fiction

MY LOVING BLOOD – A SHORT STORY BY JUDY UPTON

by

If Mum knew that I was here she would kill me. Eighteen years on from the day when Stork Incorp debited the final instalment of my conception fee from her gold account, I… Continue reading

MARCH OF THE MONOLITHS – A SHORT STORY BY MARTIN CATHCART FRODEN

by

Photo: Peter Iain Campbell / http://www.peteriaincampbell.co.uk   There’s a woman standing at the helm TEN of vessel number two and her hair is as black as a coal seam. Her fogged-up eyes are squinting,… Continue reading

MENDING ZEBRA CROSSING – A SHORT STORY BY HELMI BEN MERIEM

by

For A.R.   “Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar. . . Praying is more rewarding than sleeping.” On these words I wake up every morning. I put on my pyjamas and went to the bathroom.… Continue reading

CRICKET AND CHAPATTIS – A SHORT STORY BY SRISHTI CHAUDHARY

by

Preeti never minded the work. Like the other girls, she too had three brothers, a father who was ageing rapidly and people who were always over on ‘business’, or to watch a game… Continue reading

THE SCARECROWS OF ISTANBUL – A SHORT STORY BY DEFNE ÇIZAKÇA WITH IMAGES BY OMER TEVFIK ERTEN

by

For Katy   This is the street down which my grandmother remembers walking in red stilettos, under the shade of the poplar trees, and on cobblestones. They have since plucked out those trees and… Continue reading

NO WRITERS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS WHISKEY – A SHORT STORY BY P.W. BRIDGMAN

by

(photo: Art Perry) “Now here’s a fine, square-shouldered whiskey for you. You’ll like this one.” Giving Art a nod, Jack twists the bottle cap with exaggerated care, like a sapper extracting a fuse… Continue reading

THE CORNER OF VICTORIA & ALBERT – A short story by MJ Corrigan

by

This story has previously been published on MJ Corrigan’s blog #9 Dream. On the corner of Victoria and Albert, I watched as the rain washed the blond sandstone of the buildings opposite a… Continue reading