Dying for an Angel by Mathew Deane

DYING FOR AN ANGEL by Mathew Deane Part 1 *             Nathalia counted the rainbows as they appeared on the dew drops coating her eyelashes. Her brother Tomos swiped at clouds with extended sweeps of his wings; the Dulux white feathers contoured and shaped the delicate masses of vapour into conical swirls. The burning fireball

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New Short Story – Et tu, Brute – by Sian Evans

ET TU, BRUTE by SIAN EVANS “Coming, ready or not.” A giggle split the sky.  Magpies – two for mirth – took flight.  Leaves rustled as their wings disturbed the warm, late-summer air.  Gnats hovered lazily.  The daisies poking out from the long grass swayed daintily without a care.  Neither friend nor foe to the

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New Short Story – The Tutti – by Tomek Dzido

THE TUTTI by Tomek Dzido Jack Darkins sits in the front seat of his Ford Focus trying to concentrate, his eyes raw from exhaustion and his tongue parched despite the tasteless chewing gum stirring in his mouth. He’s parked the car far enough up the road not to be seen, but close enough to see,

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New Short Story – Ishmael – by Ryan Licata

ISHMAEL by Ryan Licata Ishmael The drama’s done. Why then here does any one step forth? – because one did survive the wreck. The Whale, Herman Melville   But for a sharp line of first light where the drawn curtains meet, the room is dark. Ishmael stands at the window, his hand raised to the

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New Flash Fiction by Guest Writer Eva Rivers

Spoilt for Choice by Eva Rivers  With a finger hovering over the lacquered box, Martha deliberates – vegetable, mushroom, fish, chicken, beef, ham, lamb? She chooses chicken and unwraps the gold bouillon. Stray flecks fall onto an envelope. Her colleague impales a sour cream double-bean Spud-U-licious and asks, ‘Why do you eat stock cubes?’    

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2014 STORGY Short Story Competition

2014 STORGY SHORT STORY COMPETITION We are pleased to announce that this years STORGY Short Story Competition will be judged by award winning author  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

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New Short Story – The Eye Test – by Anthony Self

THE EYES TEST by Anthony Self Sarah blinked awkwardly, a solitary tear rolling down her cheek. The man in the white coat smiled and switched on the light. “I highly doubt you have glaucoma, but it’s always good to check.” He took a clipboard from atop a nearby pedestal and started making notes with a

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New Short Story – Je t’aime – by Sally-Anne Wilkinson

JE T’AIME by Sally-Anne Wilkinson Dear Andy, Oh God, I can’t believe I’m writing this letter!  It’s soooo embarrassing.  I mean, you know I’ve fancied you for, like, ages, and I know it makes things a bit weird for you, you being a teacher and all that, and me just being fifteen.  But when two

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New Short Story – Sunrise Over Thiers – by Benjamin Hewitt

SUNRISE OVER THIERS by Benjamin Hewitt It’s my third day volunteering in France, and nobody knows I’m stoned. I have a good, functional buzz. On each of the four screens in front of me is a different view of the Rue de Lyon in Thiers. Every hour of every day a volunteer sits in this

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New Short Story – ‘Red Amber Green’ – by Cathy Vella

RED AMBER GREEN by Cathy Vella GREEN Trevor took a deep breath, as deep as he could with the ball gag in his mouth. He estimated that he’d been breathing the same air for over two hours now, as it felt warm and heavy in his lungs. His arms and legs ached, and an itch

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