Tag Archive: short story

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

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(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

20P DOMINO – A SHORT STORY BY T.L. HUCHU

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“The laddie who pinched 20p off the pool table obviously didnae know it was Callum McDonald’s in the first place. Imagine it, Crofters on a Sunday afternoon, footie playing on the TV screens,… Continue reading

SWALLOW SUMMER: An Interview with Lyn Marven on translating Larissa Boehning

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Larissa Boehning, Swallow Summer, translated by Lyn Marven (Comma Press, 2016) Larissa Boehning’s debut collection Schwalbensommer is as short as it is rich in life experience. Lyn Marven made these short stories available… Continue reading

THE INFLAMED EYE – A SHORT STORY BY JESSICA SEQUEIRA

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It wasn’t an entirely normal day for the politician. There he was in an ophthalmologist’s chair, staring at a painting of a mouth outlined in red lipstick, very white teeth inexplicably framing an… Continue reading

FORMS OF IMPATIENCE: Vicki Jarrett’s ‘The Way Out’

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Vicky Jarrett, The Way Out (Freight, 2015) By Gerard Lee McKeever Writing about the poor is a dangerous game. It is, perhaps, the most dangerous game in literature. The exploration of disadvantaged social… Continue reading

POROUS AND RESILIENT: ‘Tales from a Cancelled Country’, ed. by Alan McMunnigall, Brian Hamill & Stuart Blackwood

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Tales from a Cancelled Country: An Anthology of Fiction, ed. Alan McMunnigall, Brian Hamill & Stuart Blackwood (thi wurd books, 2015) By Gerard Lee McKeever Back in early April, Darren “Loki” McGarvey wrote a… Continue reading

A POLITICAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL: ‘The Book of Istanbul’, edited by Jim Hinks and Gül Turner

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This piece is part of our Life in the 21st Century City thread, an occasional series of reviews, essays and travelogues. It seeks to explore the felt reality of world cities today and the experience of… Continue reading

BEYOND THE GARDEN: A LOVE STORY – A short story by Chin Li

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By Chin Li As he turned the corner, the garden came into view. Out-of-focus at first, then, in an instant, sorting itself into sharp relief against the gloomy sky. Walking up the rugged path… Continue reading

BY-PASSING CHILE: Alejandro Zambra’s ‘My Documents’, translated by Megan McDowell

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Editor Rebecca DeWald travelled to Argentina and took books of and about Argentine literature with her, a literature which is receiving more and more attention in English at the moment. In this thread,… Continue reading