Teresa Stenson is the author of Things I Have Learnt About Jason Donovan, a hilarious short story available on our website. She lives in York where she balances a career as a ghostwriter and editor alongside her own creative writing. Her short stor
Alan Robert Clark is the author of the historical novel The Prince of Mirrors. An author and ghost-writer from Scotland, this is his second novel to date. We have chatted to Alan about his writing career, the process and inspiration behind The Pri
Our story of the week is a story about youthful mistakes from the writer Gordon Gibson.
Gordon lives in Troon, on the south-west coast of Scotland. He started working in steelworks in Motherwell, and later trained as a primary school teacher. This
Winter is just around the corner… and there’s no better way to spend the cold evenings curled up under a blanket, reading. So, we thought, why not make it a themed read.
Last December, instead of our usual short stories, we published three sto
Two young men with expectations. One predicted to succeed, the other to fail…
Can’t wait for our upcoming releases? Tide yourself over with our latest short stories.
She ran her tongue over his teeth in a final taste that ended him. When he was gone after her promises, she showered within the scaled cubicle, her skin puckering in the mist and toes gripping the tiles. There was mould in the corners, black spores gathering and she held her breath. She dried herself Read more […]
BREAKFAST ‘Well, my dear, I suppose that’s the only promise you couldn’t keep.’ I shut off the alarm clock and draw the curtain to allow the lazy dawn light to filter in. I gaze down at him, my dead husband. Somehow I always thought he would outlive me. He was always the strong one, Read more […]
Lulworth Cove. Don’t you wish you were there? Like an ear carved in the sea – a big blue ear – fringed round with pure white sand. A picture in one of the magazines lying around. They have magazines. And a cupboard full of knitting wool and jigsaws. Have we been to Lulworth Cove? He Read more […]
It was only because the children wanted an old board game from the attic that Charlotte discovered it. The sun was shining intensely outside; bees buzzing on the windowsill after resting on the daffodils. On a day like this the children should have been running around in the garden. One of the great sins of Read more […]
He lay on his bed looking out of the window through the partly drawn curtains at the clear night sky. There, a little to the left, just above the window shutter, was the Belt of Orion, shining clearly and brightly as always; and further to the left by about one hundred light years was his Read more […]
E J Saleby started writing poetry and stories as a small child and then became distracted by playing and listening to music, which was fun while it lasted. He started writing again after a new year’s resolution to try a creative writing course at City Lit three years ago. He is currently working hard, still, Read more […]
Mei Kerr was born, raised, and still lives in Singapore, where she works in retail operations, which gives her great opportunity to observe human behaviour! She travels widely with her husband, who’s from Scotland. They run marathons and see the world! Mei started writing for fun and profit when she was seventeen, publishing a children’s Read more […]
Ailsa Cox was born in the West Midlands but has spent most of her life in North West England. She’s currently based in Liverpool, and is Professor of Short Fiction at Edge Hill University, where she runs the MA Creative Writing. Ailsa first started writing when she was a child because her teacher said she Read more […]
Justin Aylward is a novelist and short story writer from Dublin, Ireland. He first began writing poetry in school aged fifteen. His love for cinema took him to third level education where he studied film. Making films proved to be difficult, so after devoting more time to reading novels, he wrote his first novel, Daisies Read more […]
Sarah Dale is an occupational psychologist who runs her own practice in Nottingham. She is currently in her second year of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University. Sarah started writing seriously some years ago and self-published two non-fiction books, Keeping Your Spirits Up, and Bolder and Wiser. The latter won an Indie Brag Read more […]