Story: Remember the Bride who got Stung?

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Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. His first story collection, Instruction Manual for Swallowing, was nominated for the Frank O’Connor Prize.

His stories have appeared in many magazines, including Prospect and The Sunday Times Magazine, The Stinging Fly, The London Magazine and Riptide, and in many anthologies including Lemistry, Litmus, The New Uncanny and Biopunk from Comma Press, The British Council’s New Writing 15, and The Best British Short Stories 2011.

To find out more about his work, visit Adam online at

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Remember the Bride who got Stung?

by Adam Marek

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Remember the Bride who got Stung?’ comes from Adam’s second collection of short stories, The Stone Thrower, which will be out from Comma Press in September 2012.

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