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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 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

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 mother-daughter relationships by Judith Wilson. Judith is a London-based writer and journalist. She won 1st Prize for the London Short Story Prize 2019, and 3rd Prize for the Brick L

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 Margaret Crompton. Between 1975 and 2012, Margaret’s publications comprised mainly articles, papers, training materials and books about communicating with children and

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 loneliness by Lorraine Rogerson. Lorraine Rogerson lives and writes in Broadstairs on the Isle of Thanet, on the North Kent coast. Lorraine has written all her life. After she retir

Douglas Bruton is the author of With or Without Angels, a hybrid and innovative short novel that responds through fiction to The New World, the final artwork by the late artist Alan Smith – which is in turn a response to an eighteenth-century fresco, Giandomenico Tiepolo’s Il Mondo Nuovo. With sparkling, dreamlike prose, Bruton weave

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 discovery by Holly Sykes. Holly Sykes lives in Hong Kong, having relocated with her family from the northwest of England in 2021. After teaching English in secondary schools around the

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 freedom by David McVey. David McVey lectures at New College Lanarkshire. He has published over 120 short stories and a great deal of non-fiction that focuses on history and the outdoor

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 control by Chiranthi Rajapakse. Chiranthi Rajapakse is a Sri Lankan writer. She grew up in Kandy and now lives in Colombo. She studied law and has worked as a journalist, communication