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The nuances and complexities of a troubled mother-daughter relationship are beautifully rendered in this short story, adapted from Laetitia Erskine’s novel Women on Women.
Read More “The Deal: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
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.
Read More “The Composition of Maggie Chine by Paula Coston”
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.
Read More “Ten Facts About Teddy Bears: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
A young woman slowly unravels during lockdown when compulsively chronicling her own body’s deterioration in Ramya Jegatheesan’s stunning short story, ‘Emanance’.
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Bodies traverse histories, tap into memories and are saturated with feelings and experiences in Loranne Vella’s superb short fiction collection, What Will It Take For Me To Leave, translated by Kat Storace.
Read More “Bringing the body to the text in Loranne Vella’s What Will It Take For Me To Leave”
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.
Read More “Dare You: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
The first English-language publication of Izumi Suzuki’s darkly humorous dystopias packs a punky, prescient punch.
Read More “Terminal Boredom: Stories by Izumi Suzuki – the liminal space between possibility and inevitability”
Rym Kechacha talks to award-winning short story writer, Leanne Radojkovich, about the importance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s landscape to her fiction, Independent publishers as the future of literature and the need to re-indigenise writing.
Read More “Interview with Leanne Radojkovich: ‘I strongly feel that nature grounds our stories and people’”
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’”