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Fiction: Being Gideon by Penny Simpson

Being Gideon, by Penny Simpson

Short Fiction: “I get out the car and walk up to Gideon. His bag is lighter than my tote. In addition to his black eye, there’s a dried blood stain on his paisley chiffon blouse.”

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Fiction: Being Gideon by Penny Simpson

Being Gideon, by Penny Simpson

Short Fiction: “I get out the car and walk up to Gideon. His bag is lighter than my tote. In addition to his black eye, there’s a dried blood stain on his paisley chiffon blouse.”

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Sofia Cheliak, Ukrainian Lottery: Ukraine Lab

In the early hours of the morning, the air-raid siren sounded, but we decided to ignore it. Rockets did not hit Lviv that day; we survived, and we had one more day to be young.

Roman Road by Kerry Mead

Creative NonFiction: ‘Do ghosts exist? Yes, they do. I know this because I’m being haunted.”

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Author Not Present: The Entertainer

Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the sixth episode, Louise, Christina, and Peter discuss ‘The Entertainer’. Listen to find out what they liked and what they thought could be improved as they deal with structure

Podcast: Alice Haworth-Booth and Kate Ellis

In the fourteenth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks with the winner of the Bricklane Bookshop short story prize, 2020 Alice Haworth-Booth, and the head of the prize, Kate Ellis. They discuss writing climate change and what it takes to run a big prize.     Show Notes: Bricklane Bookshop

Author Not Present: The Woman in the Street

This episode was recorded before the outbreak of the current crisis so we apologise for any inaccuracies! Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the third episode, Christina and Peter are joined by author Jarred McGinnis

Author Not Present: Magrit

This episode was recorded before the outbreak of the current crisis so we apologise for any inaccuracies! Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the third episode, they discuss ‘Magrit’ – a quirky story of a