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Our short story of the week is a story about outsiders by Nial Giacomelli. Nial Giacomelli is the author of The Therapist, a Fairlight Moderns novella published on 1 August 2019. Born in Luton, England, Nial spent his childhood in a small village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, before moving with his family to Chicago

Our short story of the week is a surreal story about metamorphosis by the writer Matthew John Fletcher. Matthew John Fletcher is a British writer, currently working on his first novel. His short fiction has been published in STORGY, Horla, The Fiction Pool and The First Line. As an undergraduate he studied English and German Literature

Our short story of the week is a story about sibling relationships from the writer Amanda Staples. Amanda has the usual pile of stuff she can’t look at without a pot of tea and a whisky chaser, but keeps it to remind her that writing is a process; there is always much to learn and improve upon. Amanda hones her craft by dabbling in p

Our short story of the week is a story about theft from the writer Fiona Murphy McCormack. Fiona Murphy McCormack is a writer from Northern Ireland. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast and a BA in Creative Writing and English from Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales. She won a scholarship for the John Hewi

Our short story of the week is a story about reincarnation from the writer Christopher Farris. Christopher Farris is a former US Army officer, former corporate executive and current father of four and grandfather of one. He has lived and travelled widely through both his father’s military affiliation (US Navy) and his own career. Now t

Our short story of the week is a story about sisterhood from the writer Rachel Beresford-Davies. Rachel Beresford-Davies is a lapsed nutritionist but successful fudge maker living in the south of England with her husband, two sons, two dogs, a cat and three chickens. She grew up in Hong Kong, spent her twenties in London and is now li

Our short story of the week is a story about remembrance from the writer Adam Trodd. Adam Trodd won the inaugural Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition in 2017 and the Book of Kells Creative Writing Competition in 2018, as well as being one of the selected poets for Ireland’s first Poetry Jukebox installation in Belfast. His fiction

When the real world becomes too much to handle, sci-fi and fantasy books can offer a much-needed escape. But while some imagined universes have us wishing they were real, there are others that we’re quite happy to keep between the covers of a book. Worlds we’d like to live in The Wizarding World – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowli