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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New Short Story – The Place Which Called Itself a Hotel – by Lauren Bell

THE PLACE WHICH CALLED ITSELF A HOTEL by Lauren Bell If you look at it now, you would think I was mad. The place has lost all of its former glory, the spirit of it brutally ripped out only twelve months ago. There are one or two pieces I love which still remain; my favourite

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STORGY Monthly Master – Interview with Paul McVeigh

Monthly Master featuring Paul McVeigh   Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in the New Century New Writing, Rattle Tales 2 & 3 and Unbraiding the Short Story anthologies, Harrington’s Fiction Journal, Flash Flood Journal, The Stinging Fly and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work on BBC Radio 5, at the Belfast Book Festival, the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna and the Cork International Short Story

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New Short Story by Sian Evans – ‘The Wedding’

THE WEDDING by Sian Evans If he had his time again he would have changed one thing.  He would have said Fuck Off more. Perhaps not in those words per se but the intention would have been there in his actions and his demeanour.  He wouldn’t have waited around to give the green light on

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New Short Story – ‘The Wedding’ – by Tom Dowding

THE WEDDING by Tom Dowding Mine might be the very last face you’d expect to see at this wedding; at least it would have been not so long ago.  I had arrived in Pennsylvania just a few months before – my first time north of the Potomac – on account of receiving an offer of

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New Short Story – ‘Confession’ – by Tomek Dzido

CONFESSION by Tomek Dzido He sits on the front pew and looks up, the Son of God hanging high above, his flesh punctured by crooked nails and a sharpened rusted crown. He examines the detail of the sculpture and sighs, the seeping wounds reminding him of those that never heal. Leaning back he averts his

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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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