Love in the West Midlands
From 90s suburban Coventry, Holly Watson recalls stories from her childhood. This time she looks at a relationship between her Aunty Mandy and her husband SImon, a man so boring as to drive you to tears.
Welcome To The United States
The security man gives a mean, hawking cough and raises his hand over the glass to wave through the next victim. I mutter my thanks, grab my visa and scurry away. Welcome to the United States, you youthful, naïve ignoramus.
Under the Sounds of Bullets
Sara Swaidek travels back home to Tripoli, Libya. The hope of finding peace is far off as she tries to sleep under the sounds of bullets.
The Rent Boys
Tadhg Muller goes into the gritty world of rent boys in West London
A Cat, a Smoke and $84.97
Autobiographical musings on a day of cats, cigarette smoke and money in Australia.
Bedbugs, the blood-sucking perverts of the pest world and one man’s journey to rid America of them.
A man tries to flirt with an unsuspecting woman only to discover something he was not expecting.
A Fire for Help
It had been years since our father left. Our mother held a secretary job during the day and was no match for Dominic and I working to extend our freedoms.
A struggling writer works in a cafe and discovers a secret business operating in his workplace.
The Best Easter of My Life
Found on the shores of The West Midlands, Holly Watson tells the tale of a young girl’s experience growing in 90s Britain. This was an Easter to remember.
A Renaissance of Atonement and Music
Acclaimed writer, Mitchell Grabois, explores life, work and women in “A Renaissance of Atonement and Music”.
Did you wash these dishes?
Family life can be a real lottery sometimes. When bullying permeates home life who do you turn to?
The London Underground is my safe haven. Many people hate it; but for me, there is no other place that could give me the same, dependable experience.
How do you cope with the death of a child? “Replacement” deals with the fallout from family tragedy.
When I Close My Eyes
Short story by Sonia Gandiaga, based on the true story of Pony the Orangutan. Pony was captured and used as a prostitute in a Bornean village until his rescue.
Lance the gentleman shapeshifter
Down and out in London but way too skint to make it to Paris we introduce lance, the gentleman shapeshifter.
Clown Chronicles: Epilogue
The Clown Chronicles is a four part short story by American writer Leah Mueller. In the final part, an ex clown visits her former employer.
No Trespassing is a short story by Kat Klima. An unsuspecting saleswoman gets an unwelcome response when she visits a trailer park.
Can you keep a secret?
Can friends keep secrets? A short story by Paul Beckman.
Clown Chronicles: Part Three
The third part of the Clown Chronicles, a short story by Leah Mueller set in 1980s Chicago.