New Short Story – ‘The Wedding’ – by Sally-Anne Wilkinson

THE WEDDING by Sally-Anne Wilkinson That night, Obsita was swarming, which was comforting for us.  Exhausted after days of patrolling, hungry for food and company, it was gratifying to return to the tribe.   Raids from the vespers and avis were thick in Saltus recently; they stole from our oothecas, murdering our burgeoning young.  Of course,

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Some Other Wedding – New Short Story by Ryan Licata

SOME OTHER WEDDING by Ryan Licata The wedding venue, a large thatched house built beside a small lake, was out in the wilderness, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Eliot sipped champagne and looked around the room: the white fairy lights hanging from the domed ceiling; the tables, decorated with sunflowers and small wooden elephants; trunks

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The Wedding – New Short Story by Benjamin Hewitt

THE WEDDING by Benjamin Hewitt Nicols + co. Guns. Rifles. Accessories. Eddie always wanted the Christian bookshop he works in to have big metal letters jutting out of it, just like this, but the manager can’t afford it. The Nicols factory must date back to World War II. Next door to the long since abandoned

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The Wedding – New Short Story by Anthony Self

THE WEDDING by Anthony Self ‘Are you ready?’ Michael inhaled deeply. He measured himself in the mirror. His cravat was slightly offset. He adjusted it, exhaled and nodded. He felt a deferential pat on his shoulder. He turned and smiled at Thomas, his best man. ‘You know,’ Thomas said, ‘This is a tad morbid, even

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The Wedding – Universal Gravitation – New Short Story by Cathy Vella

THE WEDDING Universal Gravitation by Cathy Vella He stands in front of you, and you look up to his face. Inhaling his breath, you smell his sweat, his warmth tantalising your chemoreceptors. You feel the interatomic forces as the flesh of your lips come closer to his.  You are two magnets bound by the attraction

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The Wedding – An Uncanny Union – New Short Story by Lauren Bell

THE WEDDING An Uncanny Union by Lauren Bell There is something odd going on here, I can sense it in the air like a cool hand pressing on the back of my neck, and creeping around my throat. All of the other guests look the same as though they are duplicates of their neighbour; the

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The Heaven of Cannibals – ‘Heartburn’ – New Short Story by Tomek Dzido

THE HEAVEN OF CANNIBALS ‘HEARTBURN’ by Tomek Dzido ‘It’s dangerous out there,’ he warns, shoveling a Mars Bar into her mouth. ‘Trust me.’   Unable to respond, she chews and swallows as fast as she can, teeth grinding, beads of sweat leaking from her skin and trickling down her sullen face. Her hair is damp

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STORGY Monthly Master – Feature Interview with David James Poissant

Monthly Master featuring David James Poissant    David James Poissant’s stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, The New York Times, One Story, Playboy, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and in the New Stories from the South and Best New American Voices anthologies. His writing has been awarded the Matt Clark Prize, the

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The Heaven of Cannibals – New Short Story by Amber Koski

RESTLESS BACKCOUNTRY CANNIBALS by Amber Koski We’d sat at the same 4-way stop sign six times today. The floorboards of Andrew’s car were speckled with fluorescent green chippings from my bored picking, and the white-sky sucked the color out of my face as I looked back at myself in the side-mirror. It was hot but

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The Heaven of Cannibals – New Short Story by Tom Dowding

The Heaven of Cannibals by Tom Dowding Marit Vogels had a problem: she needed a story.  Fast.  Throughout her first six months with the magazine the fruits of her labour had yielded just the one interview: thirty minutes with a former child actor concerning his views on the afterlife.  She had also penned a vapid

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