Tag: Short Weird Fiction

Best British Short Stories 2019 Edited by Nicholas Royle

Who doesn’t like an anthology? I have a penchant for themed anthologies mostly, as I sometimes find anthologies which collate a load of stories together seem a little disjointed,  choking the flow to other stories, jarring and hampering my enjoyment (ever so slightly may I add). But what we have here in the Best British

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The False River by Nick Holdstock

I first discovered the tremendous voice that is Nick Holdstock when I reviewed Unthology 11 (review here) and his story ‘Half‘ – which came kicking and screaming into my world. So, I was delighted to hear that he had a collection coming out from Unthank and was overjoyed when it arrived in the post for

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Jesus of Portland, Oregon by Meg Pokrass

1. He reads labels. Even perfume labels. Rides the double-decker buses so he can watch from above. I poke at the halo around his shorts with my   wayward finger. “You have strange ideas, Mary-of-the mushroom-teas,” he says, mussing up my hair, not noticing the finger, like, at all. 2. His eyes dilate when he

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Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities by Nancy Stohlman

I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of Nancy Stohlman up until a few weeks ago, you see I’m quite new to flash fiction, so I’m playing catch-up all the time, discovering new and brilliant voices daily. But a few weeks ago I had the chance to attend the Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol and

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SHALLOW CREEK Special Offer

To celebrate the upcoming release of HOPEFUL MONSTERS We are offering a whopping 60% off the paperback publication; SHALLOW CREEK  That’s 21 stories for only £4.99* *(R.R.P. £12.99. Postal charges apply) Simply click on the image below and take advantage of this limited time offer. Discount code will be applied at checkout prior to purchase. Available

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BOOK REVIEW: Disturbing the Beast by Various Authors Edited by Nici West

Well, what do we have here then? An anthology…by women! How preposterous…it shouldn’t be allowed! That my friends is why Boudicca Press exist and why they are so very special. They’ve blasted out of the gate and are tearing up the track with this delightfully put together anthology, featuring, you guessed it, a full female

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BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow Booth – Volume 3 Edited by Dan Coxon

The beauty of The Shadow Booth is that, though we’ve been blessed with Volume 1, and indeed Volume 2, there’s no telling what we’ll find inside a third time round. ‘There’s a strange canvas structure propped against the wall, a hand-made sign scrawled on a scrap of cardboard. Enter the Shadow Booth, it says, and you

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lydia Steptoe Stories by Djuna Barnes

The theme of sexual awakening and desire has been explored since the dawn of literature; through the works of Nabokov, Flaubert, Shakespeare, Laclos, Sade, Sagan or Colette to name but a few (90% French, I notice, as I type. Maybe we are a sex-obsessed nation after all).  When I found out that Djuna Barnes was

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BOOK REVIEW: Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine

I first discovered Wendy Erskine and Sweet Home when it was brought to my attention in the best books of 2018 by Rachael Smart (which you can find here). Once reading her short review of Erskine’s debut collection I couldn’t help myself but to hunt it out and start reading. I have a bit of a

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BOOK REVIEW: An Unreliable Guide to London – by various authors

At the start of this year I made a commitment to myself that I was going to do more with supporting Independent Publishers and Authors alike. It’s great working for STORGY and getting sent free books for review – but I wanted to do more, so have been making sure I personally purchase a book

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