Tag: short story

May 17

Reading confessions and red pen beatings

I’ve got a confession to make… I haven’t read a book for a while now. My head is too noisy to concentrate on the words and I can’t seem to keep it quiet enough to steer my mind away from distracting thoughts. It’s extremely frustrating, trying to force a sense of ‘calm’ – so for a …

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May 11

Bum in seat, hands on keyboard…

I submitted my latest short story the other week (to non UK people “the other week” can mean anything up to ten years ago), and it felt…well, kind of anticlimactic. I even managed to stop hitting refresh on my emails after a day or so whilst waiting for a reply. The response will arrive when …

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Jul 25

La Mustelidae Nostra

For Kevin Hill: Otter looked around to check he was alone before pulling out his new Bowie knife. The dealer had given him a great deal on the blade. He smiled as the sun reflected off the cool steel. A warm feeling enveloped him as he thought of using the weapon on Jimmy the Fox. …

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