BOOK REVIEW: Hostages by Oisin Fagan

New Island Books have been busy releasing the anthologies ‘The Glass Shore’ and ‘The Long Gaze Back’ and in their wake is an undiscovered gem of a book and we here at STORGY are extremely excited that we found the wonderful anthology that is ‘Hostages’ by the rather unknown Oisin Fagan  (but not for very

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FICTION: She by Demelza

I stand here staring at the white marble stone in front of me, its form taking on life as I reflect upon its creation. I am mesmerised by its contours, fascinated by the way the light hits each curve casting muted shadows over the smooth almost translucent surface. Clouds ebb and flow under the direction

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FILM REVIEW: Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals left me shaken, staggering into the falling night, somewhat disheveled as if I’d been either fast asleep or got into a fight during the movie. But this is the 3pm screening at Everyman in posh Surrey, fights don’t belong here and as for sleeping, neither me nor the seven other people

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COMPETITION: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ GIVEAWAY. In partnership with Quirk Books!

Quirk Books and STORGY are joining forces for a rather ‘Peculiar’ giveaway! (UK entrants only) To celebrate the DVD, Blu-ray, and  Digital release of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children on the 13th December, 2016 – STORGY Magazine will publish a review of the critically acclaimed novel followed by an exclusive with author Ransom Riggs, and

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FICTION: The Parcel by Kate Smith

THE PARCEL which slid across the counter had the lumpy look of another knitted cardigan. Although she couldn’t see its colour through the thick scotch paper, Iris was confident it would fall somewhere on a spectrum of murky browns. A token of her aunt’s eternal belief that drab knitwear would make everything better. She leaned

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BOOK REVIEW: Death and the Seaside by Alison Moore

A woman living in a lifeless, depressing seaside town wakes one night to find a blank piece of paper has been slipped beneath the door to her room. The woman, Susan, lives above the pub where she works. Hers is an unsatisfactory, depressing existence that, we soon learn, is the creation of another woman, Bonnie

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FICTION: Wing Dance by Jesse Winter

  Lana’s running solo tonight as she walks into Jake’s favorite wing-dive in all of New York City. A small tavern buried in the middle of Manhattan and a prime Wednesday-Wingsday destination. Jake has started ravaging his first basket of wings—chicken wedged under his finger nails—when she walks past him. Pulling him out of a deep fried haze as she finds her way to the neighboring table and orders. She’s not

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INTERVIEW: Carys Bray

Carys Bray’s debut collection Sweet Home won the Scott prize and selected stories were broadcast on BBC Radio Four Extra. Her first novel A Song for Issy Bradley was serialised on BBC Radio Four’s Book at Bedtime and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, the Association of Mormon Letters Awards, the Waverton Good Read Award, the 15 Bytes Book Awards and the Desmond Elliott

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Daniel Soule: The Switch

Your killer is in this room; I have to be here. You are a ghost under sheets, holding on, still haunting us. Your strong face has sunk in, and those full lips thin and cracked, collecting spittle. No one has cleaned you up. What would be the point? We’ve all gathered to do the deed,

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BOOK REVIEW: Sweet Home by Carys Bray

This collection of short stories by Carys Bray is one of the best anthologies by an English author for a long while. I found this so entertaining as I am a parent of two beautiful girls that are around the same age as some of the children in these stories. Whilst also seeing myselfand my

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