Tag: Writers

FICTION: Alligators by LA Robbins

Cynthia swung her leg back and forth, whacking sandal strap and heel against the thick tree stump that formed the base of the bench. She sat hunched, facing the entrance to the cypress swamp. Now that Mother was gone she could breathe. Shallow breaths jittered in the dark cell of her chest cavity. Her little

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FICTION: Walk Away by Amy Lapwing

“If you want to know what I think–” The sprinkler fans outside the window. Thetis puts down her pen and looks at the leaning tree. She has spoken to her husband about cutting it down, but neither of them has called anyone about it. She looks behind her at the clock on the kitchen wall,

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Shallow Creek Special Announcement

Dear STORGY readers, My name is Anthony Self – I’m one of the directors of STORGY magazine. We don’t usually write personal messages on the website but it’s with a heavy heart and great trepidation to announce some terrible news. We’ve been monumentally busy over the last six months putting together the amazing short story

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FICTION: Muse by S. D. Jones

Okay. Tell me about it. Start at the beginning. It started with Cat. With Catherine. But it’s more than just her. It’s about the music too. Though I know now that the two are so intertwined that there isn’t the one without the other; without Catherine there wouldn’t have been the music and without the

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FICTION: Five Quadrupeds and a Biped by Rhoda Greaves

‘Not tonight, Ian.’ ‘You’re bleeding, I know you are.’ Ian could smell her. Wanted her. He leant over and pulled back the bed covers to expose her bare shoulder. He touched it. Licked her ear. He’d had to learn how to do it gently. This was what she liked. He pressed up against her back.

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FICTION: Noumena by Olivia Claire Payne

Perhaps to compensate for my expanding consciousness, I began to lose time. It was hard to realize that anything had happened at all because so much had stayed the same. My spreadsheets were still open on my computer. Candice was still on the phone, making the little, overly high-pitched laughing noises that told me it

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FICTION: Medicated Success by Glenn Bresciani

No more stress. No more looking over his shoulder. No more living in fear of Blue Cats. Mr. Frabbit is a new man on new medication. Everything is fine and dandy when medication is swimming through your veins. Why, Mr. Frabbit has been in the car, stuck in morning work traffic, for over twenty minutes,

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FICTION: Learning from Hawks by Elaine Desmond

The usual middle-aged men with their grey suits and matching nine-to-five pallor are assembled around the boardroom table. You hear the hum of their voices when you open the door. A few glance at you as you enter before looking away again quickly – then they all fall silent. The air in the boardroom is

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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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BEST BOOKS: Emily Harrison’s Best Books Read in 2018

We asked Emily Harrison one of our STORGY Reviewers what her best books of 2018 were and below are her findings… 2018 has been a year full of words – I’ve started [finally] writing and submitting my work, but I’ve also started reading more [which is odd considering I did an English degree for three

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