photo by Khoi Nguyen

The following short stories are available for you to read online.


After the Fox — Marina Warner

All Over the Place — Linda McVeigh

An Armenian in Dublin — Mary O’Donnell

Atlantic City — Kevin Barry

The Bearded Lady — Annelies Verbeke

Berroca — Julie Burchill

The Best Place in Town — Stuart Evers

Coming in to Land — Robert Shearman

Dust — Bidisha

Goodbye Crocodile — Conor Patrick

High Mountains, Deep Valleys — Cecilia Davidsson
(translated from original Swedish)

The Llamas — Valerie Trueblood

May Malone — David Almond

The Peacock and the Angel — Aamer Hussein

The Real Story — Kate Clanchy

Remember the Bride who got Stung? — Adam Marek

Sunflowers — Cecilia Davidsson
(translated from original Swedish)

There Are Precious Things — Alison MacLeod

Up At A Villa — Helen Simpson

With Shackleton — Helen Dunmore

Thirst — Rachel Cusk


A selection of Flash Fictions


Festive Treats:

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle — Arthur Conan Doyle

The Cop and the Anthem — O. Henry

The Dead — James Joyce

The Gift of the Magi — O. Henry

New Year Martyrs — Anton Chekhov


With many thanks to all the authors.

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