The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez

The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez

A Dead Man’s House.  A Dead Man’s Clothes…

What would you Do?

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Fairlight Shorts - Online Literary Short Stories


  • When Misha lost her fifth baby tooth, she understood that she was going to die one day. She couldn’t say why it was this tooth in particular that had caused this revelation, but there it was, plain as the bloody molar in her palm: the truth, plu

  • Jason Donovan has been living under my bed in a Vitalite margarine tub since yesterday afternoon and he is a terrible listener, likes eating insects, and has a difficult relationship with Kylie Minogue. Also, he won’t let me introduce him to the gi

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  • Abi Hynes is one of Fairlight Books' most eloquent short story authors. Her two fantastic stories - Ready or Not and The Ghosts from Kathmandu are available on our website. Based in Manchester, she is a drama and fiction writer whose writing ha

  • Wendy Holborow is one of our poetic short story writers. Her beautifully elegant story Crows Caw in Cwmdonkin Park is available to read here. Wendy was born in South Wales, UK and lived in Greece for fourteen years. She founded and co-edited Poet

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