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Our short story of the week is a story about running away by George Sandison. George Sandison is a publisher, editor and writer living in London. He runs the award-winning independent press Unsung Stories, which specialises in literary and ambitious science fiction, fantasy and horror. He is also Managing Editor for Titan Books, doing

Our short story of the week is a story about acceptance by Eve Morton. Eve Morton is a writer living in Ontario, Canada. She teaches university and college classes on media studies, academic writing and genre literature, among other topics. She likes forensic science through the simplified lens of TV and philosophy through the cinemati

Our short story of the week is a story about an outcast by Helen Sanderson. Helen Sanderson is originally from Nottingham. She studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia and the University of Nottingham before becoming a gardener. She currently lives and works in South London. She started writing after doing an English

Our short story of the week is a story about a guru by Svetlana Lavochkina. Svetlana Lavochkina is a Ukrainian-born novelist, poet and translator, residing in Germany. Her work has been widely published in the US and Europe, appearing in AGNI, New Humanist, POEM, Witness, Straylight, Circumference, Superstition Review, Sixfold,

Our short story of the week is a story about a concert by John Millard. John Millard spent twenty-five years as a journalist – as a reporter on local newspapers, then as a reporter and feature writer on national papers and magazines. He studied English literature at Oxford University as a mature student. He now works in local governm

Our short story of the week is a story about inspiration by Sean Coffey. Sean Coffey is a lately retired former lecturer in electronic engineering. While he was born in the UK, his Irish parents returned him to the ould sod in 1964. His hobbies include riding fast motorcycles and taking slow walks. He lives beside the sea on the west c

Our short story of the week is a story about independence by Alexina Dalgetty. Alexina Dalgetty grew up in Luton, Bedfordshire and moved to Canada as a teenager. She is married and has two young adult children. She discovered Theatre of the Oppressed in university and facilitated T.O. projects with marginalised youth in Edmonton, Alber

With restrictions on travel and socialising in place around the world, most of us aren’t able to do everything we would like to at the moment. Yet reading short fiction can be the perfect escape from a constricted life, transporting us to different places, giving us a taste of freedom and allowing us to live vicariously through characte