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Fairlight Moderns

A collection of new short modern fictions from around the world

Travelling in the Dark

Emma Timpany


Fairlight Moderns

Travelling back to her home town with her young son, Sarah is ready to face up to what she ran away from ten years ago. As delays and diversions force her to return to well-known places… Read more…

Bottled Goods

Sophie van Llewyn


Fairlight Moderns

When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt… Read more…

The Driveway Has Two Sides

Sara Marchant


Fairlight Moderns

On an East Coast island, full of tall pine moaning with sea gusts, Delilah moves into a cottage by the shore. The neighbours gossip as they watch her clean…Read more…

There Are Things I Know

Karen B. Golightly


Fairlight Moderns

Eight-year-old Pepper sees the world a little differently from most people. One day, during a school field trip, Pepper is kidnapped by a stranger and driven to rural Arkansas… Read more…

Inside the Bone Box

Anthony Ferner


Fairlight Moderns

Top neurosurgeon Nicholas Anderton is morbidly obese. He doesn’t mind the sweats, the sleep apnoea, or the fact that he can no longer see certain parts of his anatomy… Read more…