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In this gorgeously vivid and whiplash smart short story, Paula Coston plunges us into the world and bodily experiences of Maggie Chine, a 70-year-old woman who continues to live life to its fullest.
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A childhood teddy bear is the lens through which romantic and familial relationships are explored, in this darkly comic and tender short story by Laetitia Erskine.
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In this powerful short story, an artist walks on the marshes near her home, treading a dangerous line between sea and land, haunted by her own demons and her memories of a drowned friend.
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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.
Read More “Interview with award-winning author Catherine McNamara: ‘I wanted to write about love, in different forms, different lives and different times of our lives too’”
The morning after a sleepover reveals the toxic friendship between two young women, in this compelling short story by Suzannah Ball.
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Amanda is out for the night with her new school mate, Lea. But when her so-called friends – an assortment of symptoms from her Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – turn up, she finds it hard to determine who and what is real.
Read More “‘The Go-Get-Gone’ by Judy Darley”
For women in Northern Ireland and a post-Repeal Republic telling stories which speak from the body and its traumas remains a powerful tool, argues Laura Hackett when considering the work of Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell, Sinéad Gleeson and others.
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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.
Read More “‘A Very British Rebellion’ by Emily Slade, Winner of the Lucy Writers Flash Fiction Competition”