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Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about a miracle by Taylor Gordon. Taylor Gordon is a fiction writer from Georgia who holds her MFA from the University of Wyoming. She is a ghost story aficionado with a sea monster obsessio

Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about self-acceptance by Rue Baldry. Rue Baldry lives in Yorkshire, Great Britain. She has a BA in English Literature from York University and an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds University

Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about resolutions by Fiachra Kelleher. Fiachra Kelleher is a final year undergraduate student at Trinity College, Dublin. He is from Cork. Fiachra is currently working on short stories for h

Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about art by Mark Bicton. Mark Bicton is interested in environmental change and how we respond. His stories explore dis/connects of culture, nature and our sense of place, past and future. He has been writin

Our short story of the week is a story about difference by Benedict Cross. Benedict Cross grew up in Ealing and studied English with Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham. He has just graduated from a further Masters in Creative Writing, and Fairlight Books marks his debut as a published author. He has always loved the soari

Our short story of the week is a story about growing up by Sarah Barr. Sarah Barr was born in London, studied English at London University and social sciences at Southampton University, and now lives in Dorset where she writes poetry and fiction, teaches writing and mentors writers. She has worked as a counsellor and as an Open Univers

Our short story of the week is a story about poetry by Paul Blaney. Paul Blaney writes fiction, poetry and non-fiction. His short stories have appeared in print and online, and have won several awards. Longer works include the novel Mister Spoonface and several novellas. His latest novel is The Jardin des Animaux. Paul studied Class

Our short story of the week is a story about doubt by W. B. Gooderham. W. B. Gooderham was born in West London and studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. After his degree he returned to London and spent a decade or so writing and recording music, as well as running a monthly club night (don’t look