Story 140: Number 4 ‘My Affairs’

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A series of stories no more than 140 characters in length. Number Four: ‘My Affairs’ My sister pitied my affairs. She preached of her perfect marriage bed. So, convinced, I slipped between her covers and played at being her. Tweet

Story 140: Number 3 ‘Tombstoning’

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A series of stories no more than 140 characters in length. Number Three: ‘Tombstoning’ Be brave, he said, be bold. Always try the deep-end first. I tombstoned, legs rigid like darts. Don’t move, he says, don’t say a word. Tweet

Story 140: Number 2 ‘The Last Page’

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A series of stories no more than 140 characters in length. Number Two: ‘The Last Page’ Her lunch-hour starts with a one-shot latte, M&S Meal Deal and novel packed with passion, romance and adventure. In the end nothing happens. Tweet

Story 140: Number 1 ‘Have a Smile’

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A series of stories no more than 140 characters in length.   Number One: ‘Have A Smile’   He sketches pavement pastels of Vincent’s sunflowers for pennies – he gets buttons, euros, gum and spit. To each he raises a hat and … Continued

His New Glasses by Giles Ward

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  Now, here’s a bit of fun. This is a new (brief) tale inspired by a (very, clever) chap I met at a conference. He had funky-look-at-me glasses on. I’ve no idea how new they were, but he was very … Continued

STR: Short Stories You Must Read

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  Whilst The SHORT TALE Review takes a (very) brief sojourn, here are a few highly recommended short stories from around the web to keep you satiated:   City Lovers – Nadine Gordimer From The New Yorker, an audio short story: HEAR … Continued

STR: Caravan Thieves by Gerard Woodward

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  Caravan Thieves (Short Story Collection) – Gerard Woodward Rather than a single short story, here is a collection of stories by author Gerard Woodward. This is his first collection published in 2008. His latest collection, Legoland, is out now. I don’t … Continued