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The Kid By Ian Critchley

Joe levelled the shotgun at the two men approaching on horseback and tried to hold steady. He’d shot bottles and jackrabbits but never a man, though they weren’t to know that. They were going to see him pointing his gun and think he was an old hand. The men were hazy in the heat. They

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Tristan and The Glass Sea By Alison Thompson

It was the summer I turned fifteen, our first summer at the lake house and – as my father insisted on informing us as we drove through the thinning traffic on our way out of the city – it was the summer that the ISON comet, long predicted to be among the brightest ever seen,

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Burial Suit By Hannah Lee

Before we know what pain is, we are told to let it out. Thirty children crowd in a circle, the woman with the iron-grey hair in a chair at the centre, above us all. It is a watery winter day. Pale sunlight creeps through the classroom windows, glittering off the teardrop-shaped pendant the woman wears

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E.E. Cummings by Rick White

The tension really began to peak around Strensham Services, just off the M5. Daniel had been getting increasingly anxious about visiting his father for weeks, but up to this point he’d had the good grace to bear it in silence. Daniel didn’t like to make a fuss (or so he vehemently protested) so whenever something

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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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Excelsior! Marvel’s S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in London at Excel

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. opens in London at Excel London on 29th November 2018, following a hugely successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Las Vegas, where it has set up a permanent exhibition. This highly anticipated multi-room experience offers fans of all ages the opportunity to delve into the super-workings and backstory

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FILM REVIEW: Hereditary

So let me get this started. I’m a huge horror fan. I read it, write it, and watch it. I’m the guy that refuses to watch trailers of upcoming films so I can get an untainted idea of a film while on the escalators coming from the tube or when a double-decker bus crawls past

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