I have a new story, ‘My Biggest Insecurity About the Garden’ in @GrantaMag.
It’s about freaky infrastructure, sociability, slippery footholds in one’s life + environment. Or: A Finnish UN systems engineer goes on a business trip to Singapore. 🙏 @lukeneima
— Caoilinn Hughes (@CaoilinnHughes) February 4, 2019
‘God’s Fingers’ – a short story by Josie Turner!
‘He kept a large glass vase half-filled with golf balls that had crashed into his property – a sort of calendar, measuring the time elapsed since his wife’s death.’https://t.co/KRCQ4iRXY9 pic.twitter.com/bq3nbLxKjw
— TSS Publishing (@TSSPublishing) January 16, 2019
— Wasafiri (@WasafiriMag) January 7, 2019
From Wasafiri: Deirdre Shanahan’s work was included in ‘The Best of British Short Stories 2017’. Her novel The Night Breathing is forthcoming from Bluemoose Books.
My short story ‘Miss Heidi’s Christmas Angel’ in today’s Belfast Telegraph. Thanks to @LouiseReddick and Pauline Rooney for comments and suggestions. https://t.co/KB6NBsukjf
“She was about to speak when she saw some writing in Heidi’s uncertain hand on the back of a flyer from a double-glazing firm.
Luxembourg – pretty girl, good voice.
Germany – boys, novelty tune.
France – elegant lady, very French”
Belfast Telegraph: Miss Heidi’s Christmas Angel by Martin Tyrrell
The Blake-Wadsworth Gallery of Reborn Dolls – an original short story for Christmas by Amy Bloom https://t.co/dvb8QyaGji
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 23, 2018
This is a hard-edged, at times humorous, tale of filial duty in extremis and “reborn dolls” that provide comfort for patients with dementia. There’s not an iota of sentimentality in it and the characters are deftly drawn.
“Amy Bloom is the award-winning author of four novels, two of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, four collections of short stories, a children’s book and an essay collection”
On this centenary of UK women voting in a general election for the first time, here’s my story THE QUEEN OF HOLLOWAY CASTLE, written for @StoriesUEA at #UEA. It remembers #suffragettes Winnie Simmons & her sister Victoria. Enjoy! #suffragettestories https://t.co/KBxe3ny0tQ pic.twitter.com/Z3fa3vxNMv
— Katy Darby (@KatyDarbyWriter) December 14, 2018
In the year of the 100th anniversary of the first voting rights for women in the U.K., a story by Katy Darby about what the Suffragettes went through, centring around two sisters, one inside Holloway prison, pining, and the other in the street outside, nightly, singing their protest songs.
— An Post Irish Book Awards (@AnPostIBAS) November 27, 2018
By coincidence, after we setup a page for occasional poetry, one of our past contributors* won a national award for an occasional poem. Link: Read “Birthday” by Brian Kirk, and two other shortlisted poems.
* Brian Kirk’s short story That New Girl was our story of the month for November 2018.