Tag: Short

The Disposable Years By Leslie McIntyre

Nicholas is already crying by the time I reach the cafeteria. No histrionics today, no wailing, no attention-seeking behavior; he’s just huddled by himself at the far end of an unoccupied table with his knees drawn up to his chest, tears dribbling out of his eyes and running down his cheeks, nose running a little,

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Moving On by Benjamin Faro

When his sexless marriage ended in divorce, New Man started ​gathering up every last bit of himself that his body shed. Weekly, he scraped up the soap​y fuzz balls that collected in the shower drain. He swept up all the medium-length hairs that carpeted his apartment and signaled the onset of male-pattern baldness that ruined his grandfather. He

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The Bowl By Miki Lentin

Rob had five rules for a decent Saturday night out at south Dublin’s Dundrum Bowl, the scene of many tragedies. Win at pool, get digits, snog and get served. And importantly, you had to stay on his wavelength. These evenings were unpredictable, but they were an escape from drinking sherry from the bottle, while sitting

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The Broken Heart By David Micklem

I don’t remember who first suggested it. I’d done some modelling when I finished school but that dried up pretty quickly. It was a Spanish brand and I never got to see the pictures, how I looked. Made a bit of cash, bought myself some wheels. Got a bit too big for my boots, Gary

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Lovefool by Abi Hennig

The envelope flutters onto the welcome mat. She restrains herself from polite applause as she appraises it: red on the soft side of scarlet, dusted with glitter (bronze, not gold –not gaudy), perfumed with the peppery scent of geraniums and sealed with a solitary X. Lifting the billet-doux gently, between manicured finger and thumb (a

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Daylight Savings Time, Part III By David Lohrey

P.K.’s assistant, the guy famous in the office for banging secretaries against the wall of the powder room in the office’s main corridor, a guy named Nate Binswanger, told me to get over it. What exactly “it” meant to him, I wouldn’t know, but it pertained to my sulky attitude, he said, following the death

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Giants of the Sea by Nicola Ashbrook

Shovel-handed and taciturn, Joe suits life on ship. It disappoints his parents though – an awareness of which he dully carries with him from deck-sloshing to mainsail. His father, a petite man, taut of body and thought, is a Cordon Bleu chef with his own restaurant. A restaurant he has made clear since childhood should

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Billy No Mates By Manuela Saragosa

Billy came with the villa, like the beds, chairs and dining table. The landlady – a soft-spoken Indonesian we called Ibu – said he was part of the rental agreement and mentioned by-the-by that his particular breed of parrot could be taught to speak if properly socialised. But my parents had other things on their

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The Story of the Son Must Be The Story of the Father By Simon Lowe

Despite having not seen him in two years, Adam knows his father’s hair and beard will have recently been dyed white, and he will appear professorial wearing wire framed glasses and a sleeveless woolen cardigan. You see, Michael Douglas has re-entered the Marvel Universe in Ant Man and the Wasp, as Hank Pym, and Adam’s

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How to Hold an Umbrella by Various

I’m a huge fan of flash fiction and short stories –  so this collection was right up my street. I know it’s been troubling some of you, and I’ve had many questions about it… what’s a STORGY? It’s quite simple – Stories and Orgies that’s right, stories and loads of them all various shapes and

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