August 4, 2021

A Necessary Disposition by Kate Venables

Creative NonFiction: ‘My father and I were both doctors. I use the past tense for my father, Harry Walker, because he died young. For myself, it is because I am no longer a real doctor. I became an epidemiologist and my clinical skills gradually atrophied.'
August 13, 2021

Time Trial by David Fisher

Creative NonFiction: ‘Living with Dad was a bit like being loaded into a comedy cannon and then fired off to land somewhere, who knows where: in hospital, India, or the wrong school. He had this thing about experience, the necessity to experience life, cram as much as possible into it, and ‘develop the ever-expanding mind,’ as he put it.'
August 23, 2021

On the Phone While Blackberry-Picking by Georgie Evans

Short Fiction: "I found the fruit bushes, by smell as much as by sight, because they grew in front of a strew of Himalayan balsam."
August 30, 2021

Off The Runway by David Plans

Short Fiction: "The endless chorus of middle-aged men trying to understand and keep up, eating from plates of carved fruit, hoping sugar will break their desperation."
September 13, 2021

My Dirty Weekend by Anne Goodwin

Short Fiction: "I’ve practised with a dildo and a tube of KY jelly. If my mother knew, it would disgust her."
September 20, 2021

The Beginning of the End of Bad Men in the World by JL Bogenschneider

Short Fiction: "The body was clearly a body, although it didn’t look like a person; a formerly alive thing."
November 1, 2021

LET ME GO, FOR THE DAWN IS BREAKING by Arianna Reiche

Short Fiction: " ...angel was back, fighting Dad in front of the flat, just really kicking the shit out of him."
November 15, 2021

The Sperm Bank by Sian Bride

Short Fiction: "The vial of semen in the breast pocket of David’s denim jacket bounced against his chest as he walked down Harley Street. The heat pack next to it warmed his heart."
November 29, 2021

Pretend Reading by Andrew Kauffmann

Short Fiction: "A shock of sunlight pierces into the cabin, turning his eyes the colour of polished timber. The eyes that tell me, I need you; told me this last night."
December 6, 2021

A Train Tour Through Texas by Camille Lewis

Short Fiction: "Born early, writhing and screaming at 11.17am."
December 13, 2021

The first time I saw Brentford by John Saul

Short Fiction: "The first time I saw Brentford I was thinking about the Roman invasion."
January 10, 2022

Good Vibrations by Philip A. Suggars

Short Fiction: "You are tied to an ancient rattan chair. Your guts are full of splintered wood..."
February 21, 2022

The Summer Queen by Cristina Ferrandez

Short Fiction: "The tavern is only half full tonight, a crowd of beardless students daring each other to one more ale..."
February 28, 2022

Warm Beers and Soggy Burgers by Farah Ahamed

Short Fiction: "If you ever come looking for me, you’ll find me sitting in my car at the Kisementi car park, listening to Radio One."
March 7, 2022

The Others by Rosemary Johnston

Short Fiction: "Olive felt like a robot penguin that had been embedded in the huddle by the team from Frozen Planet to record their goings on."
March 10, 2022

In Praise of the Short Novel by Craig Smith

Blog: "Shorter fiction allows me to range wider and to experiment more in my reading..."
March 14, 2022

Crocodile Sanctuary by Deborah Nash

Short Fiction: "She wanted to eavesdrop, to join in, to ask them if they’d seen the crocodile everyone was talking about, but knew no French..."
March 21, 2022

Oranges by Jacob Parker

Short Fiction: "...I realise I’d completely forgotten you, for all these years."
March 28, 2022

The Weather Changes Here So Fast by Jack Petrubi

Short Fiction: "He can’t get back to sleep once he’s awake. Besides, there are things to do."
April 4, 2022

Stitches by Sarah Davy

Short Fiction: "Needle the thread, do not thread the needle."