Category: Arts & Culture

Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has been carving out her own niche in the world of genre fiction for a long time, publishing science fiction, fantasy and horror stories and novels in small presses, and winning several awards. She’s co-edited a magazine, and is the publisher of a small press. She received little mainstream recognition until her breakthrough

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Fly on the Wall by Aled Owen

He wouldn’t hurt a fly. That’s how his neighbours would come to describe him in the police reports. He wouldn’t hurt a fly, they’d say, though the mosquito circling him as he argued in the kitchen was testing that theory for itself. He protested against the woman standing coolly before him. She utilised her verbal

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Best Anthology of 2020 by Ross Jeffery

So the best anthology of 2020 goes to… Reviewed by Ross Jeffery Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment Magazines, STORGY is not Arts Council funded or subsidised by external grants or contributions. The content we provide takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce, and relies on the talented authors we publish and the dedication of

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I’m a Low Income Writer… by Gabino Iglesias

It appears that President Donald Trump wants white suburbia to vote for him, and he’s pushing out low-income housing in order to get that vote. “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built

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Conkers by Laurence Edmondson

It was the autumn of 1996. The rust-crowned sycamores and horse chestnuts of Thornton-in-Craven were bathed in a thick morning mist. A light frost kissed the windowpanes of the old houses and bungalows, and the sheep of the surrounding farmland shuffled invisibly about the damp, sloping fields. Behind the woods to the north of the

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FILM REVIEW: Vivarium

vivarium /vʌɪˈvɛːrɪəm,vɪˈvɛːrɪəm/noun noun: vivarium; plural noun: vivaria an enclosure, container, or structure adapted or prepared for keeping animals under semi-natural conditions for observation or study or as pets; an aquarium or terrarium. I had to look up the meaning of Vivarium before watching Lorcan Finnegan’s second feature film, as due to Marvel’s dominance over the

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Interview: Director Adam Egypt Mortimer on Daniel Isn’t Real

Daniel Isn’t Real was one of the star attractions at last year’s 20th Anniversary Frightfest. The film, directed and co-written by Adam Egypt Mortimer, stars Mile Robbins as Luke, a very troubled young man. Struggling to cope with his everyday life, he finds himself reconnecting with his imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger), but Daniel isn’t

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Alligators At Night by Meg Pokrass

To do this book justice, I’m going to have to keep it short and sweet – keep it flash! If I were to delve into this flash fiction collection too much, talk too long, and too detailed about each story held within, it would in fact ruin the readers experience of what is a stunningly

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

I can’t remember the first moment Sally Rooney came onto my radar. One minute, I knew nothing about her. The next, I was hearing her name everywhere. As soon as I picked up Normal People, I realised Rooney was the author I didn’t know I needed. If she isn’t yet on your radar, she should

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BOOK REVIEW: The Penguin Book Of The Contemporary British Short Story edited by Philip Hensher

As fans and stalwarts of the short story – I have to say that it was an absolute pleasure to get to review this sublime collection from Penguin – ‘The Penguin Book of The Contemporary British Short Story‘. From the outset you get the feeling that this is a special book, the copy I had

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