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

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

Advice

The Booker Prize Shortlist 2019

The Booker Prize is famous for showcasing excellent novels and sky-rocketing the careers of any authors listed. Celebrating fantastic novels published in the UK, this year's shortlist hosts a diverse and inclusive range of books, and one of which hasn't even be released! These are the most talked about books at the moment - will… Continue reading The Booker Prize Shortlist 2019