March 15, 2021

Pink Swans By Lucy Ashe

Short Fiction: The first time the man arrives at the ballet studio, the girls ignore him. An embarrassing father come to watch a class, probably, or a friend of Miss Maisie.
March 22, 2021

The Baobab Tree by Zahirra Dayal

Short Fiction: You reach for a book and blow the dust off, watching it fly around the dimly-lit room. It’s the story of the Baobab Tree.
March 29, 2021

The Call of Water by Katie Packman

Short Fiction: Lana’s thoughts drift back to the strange call. Who was asking for help? Why did they call this number?
April 5, 2021

The Last of the Mohicans by John D Rutter

Short Fiction: We knew they would come; it was only a matter of when, so we responded quickly to the alarm.
April 12, 2021

Onrabull by Aisha Phoenix

Short Fiction: In lime green flares and a marigold shirt that set off her conker-brown skin, she waved her arms as she described the kind of beasts into which our enemy could transform...
April 19, 2021

The Rainbow Ruckus by Thomas McColl

Short Fiction: It’s well known that there’s always a crock of gold at the end of a rainbow. What isn’t so well known is that a double rainbow’s different, and at the end of that there’s simply a big ruckus.
April 26, 2021

The Ahp by Kaliane Bradley

Short Fiction: Vision and colour crowded in. She was awake too; he could feel her wakefulness through the mattress.
May 3, 2021

Julia Roberts by Len Lukowski

Short Fiction: I was sorry for trying to kiss her if it’s not what she wanted. Hey, it’s OK, she replied. It’s just I’ve never been with a woman. I’m not a woman. You know what I mean.
May 10, 2021

Who Am I If You Keep Telling Me to Shut up? by Kayleigh Cassidy

Short Fiction: Whistling, I gaze through my reflection. This plexiglass doesn’t look strong enough to hold all that water.
May 17, 2021

When All This is Over Go To Pat’s Flat by Shelley Hastings

Short Fiction: Get a cab. Don’t walk. The party has started. Little Mo is on the decks, he’s wearing his Moondance T-shirt from the millennium, swaying, can in hand.
May 24, 2021

The Man in the Red Cap by Duncan Grimes

Short Fiction: I can see him holding on to the far buoy with his head leant back, staring out to the horizon. I watch his bright red cap bob between the waves as I sit in my lifeguard Kayak.
May 31, 2021

Mr Howard’s Girls by Abigail Seltzer

Short Fiction: Before I could stop myself, I had him in swimming trunks, kissing me. Next thing I knew, we were lying on a beach, gazing into one another’s eyes.
June 7, 2021

Fossils by Alice Ivor

Short Fiction: ...I know it’s just his way of telling me he’s sad to see me go. I slip my hand into my pocket and run my fingertips over my ammonite.
June 14, 2021

Beautiful Vague Things by Millie Walton

Short Fiction: I wonder fleetingly whether I have ever been sexually attracted to her. It’s not a real thought.
June 21, 2021

In Memoriam by Stephen Vowles

Short Fiction: “From the fires of hell,” I inform him. “Or perhaps the blood of Christ?” His uncertain gaze returns to scrutinise me
June 28, 2021

She Walks with a Tokoloshe by M.L. Hufkie

Short Fiction: "Nobody had liked her uncle’s wife."
July 5, 2021

Adult Education by Rachael Gordon

Short Fiction: "When it comes to men, I am currently sitting stoically in a vast kingdom of disappointment."
July 19, 2021

The Olive Orchard by Philip Kavvadias

Short Fiction: "The orchard belongs to the Vasdekas family. It has been with them ever since that first olive shoot defied all laws of botany."
July 26, 2021

The Hills of Ffostrasol by Alex Barr

Short Fiction: "when our party halted with a sunlit panorama below us, and I said, ‘I can’t describe how that makes me feel’, and he didn’t say a word, just smiled and nodded."
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."