Part 4 of Jessica Seymour’s Painted Map Quartet. A Riddle Solved Jessica Seymour The Queen’s Cryptographer Award Part 4 Glittering shards of ice thrust down from the roof of the cave as Awi and Gerwar make their way inside. It took some time […]
Part 2 of Jessica Seymour’s Painted Map Quartet. A Flying Cat Jessica Seymour The Queen’s Cryptographer Award Part 2 Awi ducks below the low, swinging branch before calling out: “Careful, I still want my face in one piece!” “Why?” […]
Part 2 of Morgan Wood’s Misty Mountains Quartet.
Finding Time Part 4 Steven Reid Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 The overcast skies reflected the mood of the couple in the small London apartment. Grandma Hannah’s death had been a surprise to no one, as she had been ill for some […]
No one to blame but Marlee Part 4 Sarah Nesbitt Hindsight isn’t 20/20 Award Part 4 Two years earlier “He’s dead, isn’t he?” Marlee said. She’d known as soon as she’d spied Jack’s boss, Tony, through the peep […]
It’s All For You Sophie L Macdonald The Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award Part 4 Spring: Jake She found me in a graveyard. She saw me slumped against the tiny white headstone, with a bottle of a beer dangling from my […]
Four Bach Cantatas Cantata 4. I call to thee, Lord Jesus Christ (‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’) By Ash Warren For the Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award After reading, the author invites you to listen to Wilhelm Kempff […]
Small Potatoes Ellen Macpherson The First Rule of Nabokov Mrs O’Sullivan had never, and would never eat a potato. This was her boast of choice when people discovered that, in spite of her anglicised accent, she too was Irish, […]
Not Worthy Jewel Eliese The First Rule of Nabokov Award They didn’t die, not really. Just like I promised. She was beautiful like new things always are. Her hair was as dark as the fertile soil she stepped over and […]
Bonded by Murder Tigest G Negussie The First Rule Of Nabokov Award Six years I had given him. Six long years. Early mornings rushing to make him breakfast for his ‘work’. Late nights waiting for him to come home, […]
Another Saturday Night Adrian Smither THE FIRST RULE OF NABOKOV AWARD First Period of the Hockey Game Tracy Rinkor and the varsity QB, Matt Langstrom, were among the nearly two thousand screaming fans in attendance. I sent an opponent over […]
Lost Letters Jenni French The First Rule of Nabokov Award 7th July 2015 Jasper, I was listening to the rain the other day and it reminded me of when we got lost in the forest around the back of the […]
The Confessions of Le Superian, Le Animateur, Le Merveilleux Will Christopher Partridge The First Rule of Nabokov Award Liberté, égalité, fraternité – the intended linguistique embodiment of the neo-Bourbon regime – in alternate words, it furnishes, concisely, all the anticipated […]
Searchers George Britton The First Rule Of Nabokov Award “Resiste et Mords” reads the sprawling wall of the subway, the words echoing from the colourful backdrop they are set upon. The bold yellow and lime green shapes that have […]
The Prince By Ash Warren For The First Rule of Nabokov Award ‘You aren’t going to believe this one sir ……’ said the sergeant as he waved his superior into the room. He was right. In fact, two things […]
A fateful encounter that changes a girl’s life forever … or leaves it forever same.
A Women’s Disease Catherine Haines The First Rule of Nabokov Award I was sitting at the desk in my college room, doing nothing. It was very noisy because there were pigeons fornicating on the parapets and undergraduates pre-dinner drinking in […]
A Bone Of Contention Terry Spring The First Rule of Nabokov Award Beth watched her husband from afar. Sweating profusely, perspiration running down his forehead, she saw Jed flop into his chair on the wide veranda. ‘That sun’s got some […]
Misty Mountains Morgan Wood The Queen’s Cryptographer Award: Part 1 My hand shakes with each stroke of the brush. The sloppy painting is a disgrace truly but what else is there to do? I set the brush down […]
They didn’t plan to join a revolution.
I am aware that some of the names are a little odd, there is a reason, hint hint. -Author’s note Of Black And Red Sam Aro The Queen’s Cryptographer Award: Part 1 Music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNjOf4WqgSY Dan Benado was lying in […]
No One To Blame But Marlee: Part 3 Sarah Nesbitt Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award Part 3 Marlee smoothed down the front of her black knitted skirt as her eyes scooted about the restaurant. It was thunderously loud, […]
No One To Blame But Marlee: Part 2 Sarah Nesbitt Hindsight isn’t 20/20 Part 2 It was 3am. Nothing in particular had woken Marlee. Ever since Ethan had been born, she hadn’t been able to sleep through the night without […]
No One To Blame But Marlee: Part 1 Sarah Nesbitt Hindsight isn’t 20/20 Part 1 The woman leaned down and pulled Ethan’s seatbelt tight one last time. Ethan drew back from her and scrunched up his nose, she smelled […]
Finding Time Part 3 Steven Reid Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 “Yes, Hannah. I promise I’ll bring you back a present from my trip to America,” Michael said, speaking into his laptop screen. The little girl on the other end of […]
Four Bach Cantatas Cantata 3. My Heart is Full of Longing (“Herzlich Thut Mich Verlangen”) By Ash Warren For the Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award After reading, the author invites you to listen to Wilhelm Kempff (above) Marais stood […]
The Best Night of my Life Sophie L Macdonald Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award: Part 3 “Take your clothes off.” “What?” I start to laugh, and then look over my shoulder in case Mum or Dad heard. “You heard me.” Mark […]
Working from home has its pros and cons.
There’s a laundry list of problems that no amount of bleach will fix. This Isn’t About The Sock Maya Spore To Pant or Not To Pant Award “Honey, where is my sock?” I sighed. “How would I know, Sugar?” “Well, […]