Tag: Sian Hughes

You Are Not Alone; An Anthology of Hope and Isolation

EBOOK & PAPERBACKAVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! EBOOK PUBLISHED 1st JUNE 2020 PAPERBACK PUBLISHED 1ST JULY 2020 With great thanks to contributing authors, artists, and designers, STORGY Books is proud to present You Are Not Alone; An Anthology of Hope and Isolation. Working in close partnership with UK charities The Big Issue Foundation (registered charity number 1049077), Centrepoint

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FICTION: Can You Eat the Wind? by Sian Hughes

‘You haven’t lost the pregnancy,’ says the sonographer. ‘But I can’t find a heartbeat.’ The sonographer’s sentences don’t belong together. Amy notices that she has a tan face and a white neck, like parts from different bodies. ‘Can I see?’ she says. The sonographer points at the screen. In a corner of Amy’s womb, floating

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FICTION: Death and the Teenage Stripper by Sian Hughes

Iola Reynolds steps into the bay of her bedroom window from where the funeral goers will see her strip. Undeterred by the gauze-like layer of dust from the crematorium smokestack already clinging to the windowpanes, she presses ahead with the striptease, angling her body towards a Mercedes Benz hearse that crawls cockroach-like towards her window.

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FICTION: Shaving for Dog by Sian Hughes

The ensuite bathroom of the Hotel Via della Purificazione is as pale and clean as an egg. Seventeen-year-old Meinir Roberts downs a glass of white wine from the mini-bar and climbs into a freshly run bath, balancing a can of shaving gel, a Bic razor with strip of protective aloe vera, and a bar of

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