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Our short story of the week is a story about recovery by Clare Owen. After completing an English degree at Oxford University and working as an actor and arts administrator in London, Clare Owen married a boatbuilder and moved to Cornwall. She squeezes writing (and occasionally performing) around roleplay jobs, renovating a house, bring

Our short story of the week is a story about an artist by Rosalind Goldsmith. Rosalind Goldsmith lives in Toronto. She teaches evening classes in an adult literacy programme. During the day she drinks too much coffee, writes, reads, and usually manages to avoid cat videos on YouTube. Rosalind has written radio plays for CBC Radio Dr

Our short story of the week is a story about an actor by Brindley Hallam Dennis. Brindley Hallam Dennis lives on the edge of England and writes short stories, many of which have been broadcast, published and performed. Some have won prizes. He writes to be read aloud, but is uncomfortable with the ‘p’ word. He began writing at s

Our short story of the week is a story about frenemies by Jason Jawando. Jason Jawando was born in Manchester but has spent most of his adult life in the West Midlands. He has a BA in Literature and an MA in Creative Writing, both from the Open University. Jason began writing fiction while he was an undergraduate. He has had around fif

Our short story of the week is a story about a prophet by Melkon Charchoglyan. Melkon Charchoglyan is a writer originally from Armenia – a country he had to leave at a young age following the collapse of the USSR. He grew up in Moscow, before his family moved again and settled in Kent. These itinerant years left a deep impression on

Our short story of the week is a story about beauty by Alan Robert Clark. Alan Robert Clark is a freelance writer and the author of Fairlight Books’ historical novel The Prince of Mirrors and its sequel, Valhalla. Born in Scotland, Alan attended Dollar Academy in Clackmannanshire before joining King’s College in London. Howeve

Our short story of the week is a story about the creative process by Jasmin Kirkbride. Jasmin Kirkbride is a writer and editor. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA, exploring climate change in science fiction and hope in ecocritical dystopias. Her fiction has appeared in magazines including Fi

Our short story of the week is a story about communication by Jane Lo. Jane Lo lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young children. She was raised in Hong Kong and Vancouver, and holds degrees in English Literature and Religion. She is a teacher; in the past, she taught secondary school English and Religious Studies, and now tea