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Lorraine Wilson is an ex-conservation scientist who writes fiction influenced by folklore and the wilderness. Mother Sea is set on a remote Indian Ocean island following climate scientist Sisi who is working hard to protect her home. With her community under threat, Sisi must fight to save her home, her people and her unborn child. &nb

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 independence by Holden Schmale. Holden Schmale was born in the year 2000 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in creative

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 acceptance by Elaine Miles. Elaine Miles began writing short stories in 2006, when a back injury forced her to lie down and do nothing for six weeks. Unable to do much more than lift a

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 beauty by David Joseph. David Joseph is the award-winning author of the short story collection The Old Men Who Row Boats and Other Stories. His writing has been published in The London

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 conversation by Toby Wallis. Toby Wallis lives in Suffolk, UK. He has had an interest in writing since he was young, but started taking it seriously after he survived a brain haemorrha

Phoebe Walker is an award-winning poet, who has integrated her poetic and witty style into her debut novel. Set in the Netherlands, Temper deals with contemporary anxieties and explores loneliness, self-worth and disconnection with head-nodding accuracy.   How did you start writing and what does writing mean to you? Slowly.

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 conversation by Deborah Jenkins. Deborah Jenkins is the author of Braver, a Fairlight Books novel publishing on 30 June 2022. Deborah is a freelance writer and primary teacher who

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 icy days by Annie Dawid. Annie Dawid teaches online for the University of Denver, University College graduate creative writing program. She writes and makes art in the Wet Mountain Val