Fiction

Life Matters by Meverly Adjhei Benjamin | Black History Month Celebration

Looking at the screen, she found herself wondering about many different things. And none of them were related to her work, which she had abandoned for the last half an hour. Most of all she thought of all the bewildering things that were happening around the world and the Black Lives Matter in particular. Even… Continue reading Life Matters by Meverly Adjhei Benjamin | Black History Month Celebration

Fiction

Biggest Fan, pt. 10 by Heather Taylor

Hands shaking, tears spilling—the phone fell to the floor with a crash. Everything had just collapsed, ended, right before her eyes. Her happy, little world was changing again, and she didn’t know where to turn… “Hey, can we come—what have you done?!” Cherry, Bella, Tasmin and Jillian were all stood in the doorway of Ceri’s… Continue reading Biggest Fan, pt. 10 by Heather Taylor

Advice

3 Ways to Manage Multiple Narrators

A story told through the voices of various characters is a sure-fire way to capture different plots and different personalities in the same narrative, while engaging and exciting your readers. Here are the different ways that you can dance between the different voices in your narrative. Alternative Chapters You can switch between two (or more… Continue reading 3 Ways to Manage Multiple Narrators

Fiction

Cobwebs by Richard Hooton | Shortlisted Entry Short Story Competition 2020

What's the difference between a spider’s web and a cobweb? One’s a sticky trap to catch prey, the other abandoned to dust. Such clean creatures, spiders, their surroundings neat and tidy. Only when they’ve departed does their web degenerate. You can learn so much when you’ve only your computer for company. She’s gone. Everyone I’ve… Continue reading Cobwebs by Richard Hooton | Shortlisted Entry Short Story Competition 2020

Fiction

The Great Fire by Milly Webster | Shortlisted Entry Short Story Competition 2020

My room is filled with a faint orange glow. I know it is not daylight due to it not being bright enough to make out the beams and thick velour curtains around my bed. Am I dreaming? It is perhaps four o’clock in the morning and our maid is rousing me, telling me of a… Continue reading The Great Fire by Milly Webster | Shortlisted Entry Short Story Competition 2020

Blog

The Winners of the Forever Endeavour Charity Short Story Competition 2020

Congratulations to Abi Silverthorne, who has won the Forever Endeavour Charity Short Story Competition 2020! Her story 'Bubba' is a sensational piece of writing and you can read it on the site now. Congratulations also to our second- and third-place entrants, John Fenner with 'The Exception' and Gavin Gardiner with 'A Dying Moment', which you… Continue reading The Winners of the Forever Endeavour Charity Short Story Competition 2020

Fiction

Bubba by Abi Silverthorne| FIRST PLACE Short Story Competition 2020

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery (Deuteronomy 18:9-14) Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name. (Luke 10:17) Leslie’s Bubba was many things. The first thing that he was, was her Father. This meant that they had… Continue reading Bubba by Abi Silverthorne| FIRST PLACE Short Story Competition 2020

Fiction

The Exception by John Fenner | SECOND PLACE Short Story Competition 2020

I enjoy watching people die.  I revel in the Moment as it approaches.  No longer synchronised, Mind and Body are ensnared in chaos.  I am fascinated as the realisation glimmers in a person’s eyes and panic engulfs him like millions of siafu ants swarming a helpless boar. Every person differs in how he grapples with… Continue reading The Exception by John Fenner | SECOND PLACE Short Story Competition 2020

Fiction

A Dying Moment by Gavin Gardiner | THIRD PLACE Short Story Competition 2020

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide The moment froze as the woman from above hit the concrete in front of him. The wind continued to blast, making his eyes water and face contort in its command. This gale was the only thing untouched by fate’s freezing influence, with the woman before him stuck in her exact second of… Continue reading A Dying Moment by Gavin Gardiner | THIRD PLACE Short Story Competition 2020

Fiction

Biggest Fan, pt. 9 by Heather Taylor

“Hey, Ceri—” “What’s wrong? You sound sad,” she immediately blurted down the phone. “I was just wondering if I could come over for a little while; a week?” “Why? What’s happened?” “I think Yuni and I need some time apart,” Aaron admitted in a downcast tone. For the past three months, Yuni had been taking… Continue reading Biggest Fan, pt. 9 by Heather Taylor