STR: Collectors by Raymond Carver

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Collectors – Raymond Carver Taken from the collection ‘Will You Please Be Quiet Please’. “Like many compelling short stories ‘Collectors by Raymond Carver’ teases our assumptions about the characters involved. From the moment Aubery Bell, a vacuum salesman, comes knocking at the … Continued

STR: Mother’s Day by George Saunders

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Mother’s Day – George Saunders The story Mother’s Day was originally published in the New Yorker. READ IT HERE “In typical Saunders this short story disarms and enchants in equal measure. There’s no sickly-sweet reminiscing here. This is cold-hard family realities … Continued

Introducing The SHORT TALE Review.

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  The Short Tale Review delves into the fascinating world of the short story. This much over-looked yet wonderfully creative art form deserves a little more love and attention. STR will bring you insightful, fun and constructive reviews of short … Continued

Hokum* A New Tale

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Just when I thought I had finished the collection of mischievously dark short stories Hokum*, from nowhere comes a new tale that just won’t leave my head. ‘When Carpies Caw’ is the tale of painter A.A. Tuttle’s lifelong toil to get … Continued

First the Madness (free story)

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From the collection Hokum*, First the Madness follows the willing Micklewhite as he shows the Town Mayor around the local asylum where both dignitary and audience are introduced to a weird and wonderful selection of characters.   Please download and enjoy. If … Continued

The Art of Wallace Slade

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Wallace Slade was one of Britain’s most influential artists working from the late thirties to the late eighties and straddling many key art movements during that period until his untimely death. Here are just a few of his key works: … Continued

Where Can You See Slade’s Art in the UK?

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Wallace Slade’s art is criminally under-represented in the UK at present. Much of his work is in private hands. However galleries like the Tate, amongst others, hold a significant number of pieces of Slade’s work from throughout the fifties, sixties, … Continued

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