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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

Our short story of the week is a story about an obituary by Nicolas Ridley. Nicolas Ridley has lived and worked in Tokyo, Casablanca, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Paris, and now lives in London and Bath where he writes fiction, non-fiction, scripts and stage plays under different names. His plays have been performed by professional and non

Our short story of the week is a story about curiosity by Amy Slack. Amy Slack is a writer and editor from the north-east of England. After studying for an English degree in Belfast, she now lives and works in London, where she gently reminds people that there is life beyond the M25. She is currently studying part-time for a Creative W

Our short story of the week is a story about migration by Kate Novak. Kate Novak is a feminist, immigrant, vegan cat lady. She writes about what she considers important: being an outsider, speaking from the margins, representing a minority perspective. She teaches American literature and writing. She is passionately anti-anthropocentri

Our short story of the week is a story about prejudice by Vineetha Mokkil. Vineetha Mokkil is the author of the short story collection A Happy Place and Other Stories (HarperCollins, 2014). She received an honourable mention in the Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction 2020. She was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Award in 2018 a