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A recurring dream featuring supermarket cheese aisles and knitting nurses circles around the same persistent question and painful realisation in Kerry Byrne’s tautly written and moving short fiction, ‘Miscarry’.
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Our writer Suzannah Ball talks to award-winning author, Litro editor and mentor, Catherine McNamara about her latest collection of flash fiction, the differences between flash and the short story form, and how travel and migration have influenced her work.
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In her award-winning third collection of fiction, Love Stories for Hectic People, Catherine McNamara explores love in its violent, obsessive and erotically complex forms, writes Suzannah Ball.
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A new mother feels her world contract down to the daily domestic rituals of cooking, cleaning and care-giving in Rachel Sills’ haunting flash fiction, ‘On Toast Crumbs’.
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Sharp, witty and poignant, Jess Moody’s short fiction imagines the encounters and relationships that could have been enjoyed and nurtured were it not for lockdown.
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Johanna Robinson’s flash fiction, ‘The Composition of Us’, celebrates friendship between women – the joy, tears, late night talks and parties experienced before the pandemic and now in lockdown, online.
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Keeley is one of the few hairdressers left in the kingdom when the resident dictator requires a new hair cut. Terrified of saying no, three guards whisk her off to the palace to trim his ‘Eminence’s’ hair. Victoria Smith’s witty and deftly told short story is one for Angela Carter fans everywhere.
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A knock at the door reawakens Professor Spencer from her reveries over the ancient Greek poet, Sappho. In this lush & poetic fragment of flash fiction, Kate Ellis celebrates the heated passions of women for women in literature and throughout history.
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Dad just wants a quiet night in front of the tele, but when next-door starts playing loud music the evening takes a nasty turn. Emily Slade’s short story, ‘A Very British Rebellion,’ unites sharp dialogue with jolting images in an off-kilter tale about un-neighbourly hostilities.
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Lucy Writers announces the winner of its first ever Flash Fiction Competition in collaboration with Retreat West and Byte The Book, and with sponsorship by My Ly.
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