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FICTION: Nothing Left For It by David A. Church

Matt didn’t take his keys from his pocket. The wood closest the lock was split. He heard no noises from inside. He entered and met a new shade of darkness. He felt for a light switch. The panel was missing, replaced by a hole with loose, severed wires. He took his time feeling through the

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INTERVIEW: Ali Shaw

Ali Shaw Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He grew up in Dorset and studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, then went on to work as a bookseller and at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He lives with

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FICTION: Ink Words by Benedetta P. Fabris

There are a few things that Domenic would like to be known about him. One, his name is spelled with an e, not with an i. Two, he despises beetroot. Three, he never stopped writing. Even now, standing in the dark at the back of an half empty church, the stone walls grey and cold,

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FICTION: The Wolf by Kathy Burrows

Martha May Ottley shuffles, gingerly, along the aisle of the number thirteen, slowly, in pain and through determination. She winces, willing her face not to give her away; Martha needn’t have worried though, for she was now the invisible woman. Her wary, circumspect, cat’s eyes tip toe along and around each and every seat back,

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FICTION: Transplant by Odrán Waldron

Oh sweet Jesus I’ve been here before. This nightclub, this nightclub is the place I had that trial shift a few months ago. This table, I sat at this table that night too, before the nightclub opened, they gave me a meal and sent me upstairs with it. Carbonara tagliatelle, they gave me so little

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FICTION: XII The Hanged Dog (Dog’s Nightmare III) by Padrika Tarrant – Exclusive to STORGY!

Round the back of the new-created Primark, suspended between concrete and sky by a scaffold-pole, between the Tarot and the truth, a dog turns slowly in the rain, hung by electric cable, suspended by one hind paw. The angels think it’s a right old wheeze. The shop is young still, and tender, held up by

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INTERVIEW: Padrika Tarrant

Padrika Tarrant Padrika Tarrant was born in 1974.  Emerging blinking from an honours degree in sculpture, she found herself unhealthily fixated with scissors and the animator Jan Svankmajer.  She won an Arts Council Escalator prize in 2005.  Fates of the Animals is her third work, following Broken Things (Salt, 2007) and The Knife Drawer (Salt,

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MUSIC: The Champ by Michael Prime – Playlist

What’s that? Music? Words? Welcome to STORGY SOUNDS. Here is the playlist created by Michael Prime for his short story The Champ. Simply hit play, and read… Marion Murdock; World Champion boxer best remembered for fatally defeating an opponent in 1962,executed his drills in the Emile Griffith Memorial Gym, the heavens outside unleashing untold chaos and

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FICTION: Fear by Debasree Banerjee

“Tony Carvalho, that’s it!” the young man dressed in khaki uniform occasionally peered into one of the hovels on either side of the filthy, wet and slippery alleyway up which he walked towards the ‘90 Feet Road’.  It was a strange name for a road but Mumbai as a city is strange in character, and

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BOOK REVIEW: Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

On occasion you come across a book that is so mesmeric, so delicate, intricate and beautiful that awe is the only appropriate response. Grief is the thing with feathers by (shockingly) debut author Max Porter is just such a book. Describing the novel is difficult. For a start, the term novel fails to adequately describe

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