FAIRLIGHT MODERNS

 

A collection of new short modern fictions from around the world

Atlantic Winds

Atlantic Winds

by William Prendiville

It’s 1970s Canada. the small island community of Bear Lake is awash with rumours of layoffs and wildcat strikes at the mill. When a tragic accident occurs at the mill, the whole community unites…

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Minutes from the Miracle City

Minutes from the Miracle City

by Omar Sabbagh

Set during the last few days of Ramadan, Omar Sabbagh’s novella is a unique retelling of the virtuoso project that is Dubai.

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Milton in Purgatory

Milton in Purgatory

by Edward Vass

Milton begins his day in Oxford, England. But after he is hit by a speeding car he ends up somewhere quite different…

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The Therapist

The Therapist

by Nial Giacomelli

In this bittersweet and hauntingly surreal tale, a couple finds the distance between them mirrored in a strange epidemic sweeping the globe.

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The Nail House

The Nail House

by Gregory Baines

Set in China, the novella explores morality and corruption. Lindon, an Australian project manager, has to make the tough decision between right and wrong, love and war.

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Bottled Goods Fairlight Moderns

Bottled Goods

by Sophie van Llewyn

Set in 1970s communist Romania, Sophie van Llewyn’s novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles, that can’t be put down.

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Travelling in the Dark Fairlight Moderns

Travelling in the Dark

by Emma Timpany

Set in the wild, beautiful and unreliable landscape of southern New Zealand, Emma Timpany’s novella is an evocative story of a woman coming to terms with her past.

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The Driveway Has Two Sides Fairlight Moderns

The Driveway Has Two Sides

by Sara Marchant

On an East Coast island, full of tall pine moaning with sea gusts, Delilah moves into a cottage by the shore. Across the driveway lives a man who never goes out. Delilah knows he’s watching her too and she likes the look of him, but perhaps life is too complicated already…

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There Are Things I Know Fairlight Moderns

There Are Things I Know

by Karen B. Golightly

One day, during a school field trip, Pepper is kidnapped by a stranger and driven to rural Arkansas. The man, who calls himself ‘Uncle Dan’, claims that Pepper’s mother has died and they are to live together from now on – but the boy isn’t convinced.

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Inside the Bone Box Fairlight Moderns Anthony Ferner

Inside the Bone Box 

by Anthony Ferner

Nicholas Anderton is a highly respected neurosurgeon at the top of his field. But behind the successful façade all is not well. Tormented by a toxic marriage and haunted by past mistakes, Anderton has been eating to forget. His wife, meanwhile, has turned to drink.

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