Dust on Turku ReLynn Vaughn Hotel Diaspora Award Grandfather rested on the top shelf of mother’s closet, gathering dust. Ashes to ashes. He’d died nearly destitute and barely in touch with anyone. After Grandmother passed young, he’d rolled away […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Four Bach Cantatas Cantata 2. Now Come, Savior of the Gentiles (“Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland,”) By Ash Warren For the Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award The author recommends that the above be played while reading. The very moment she […]
Pain is not a game we can win. Mhairi Campbell The Road Never Ends 21 C Mega Death Award The road never ends. It winds like a red ribbon through the grey rock and climbs on. The sky can be […]
Young eyes see more than the Aura.
Such a shame about Tony
When the moral compass is broken we’re all adrift at sea.
Love is lost to the melancholy sounds of Bach in part 1 of this serial by Ash Warren.
I travelled to another dimension and all I got was this Beatles album.
Young love leads to extreme ends in part 1 of this serial short.
An antique watch is the cause of more than one surprise in part 1 of this serial short by first time author Steven Reid.
The Way to Say Goodbye By Ash Warren For the ‘Quitters Anonymous’ Award Between us, there was only the unspoken. A vast grassland of things I wanted to say and never could. I’m at the door, have to go, […]
A hard choice is made at 3 am.
Shapes in the Grass Sophie L Macdonald Quitters Anonymous Award I am quitting you. My face is pressed to the grass, and I don’t know if I’m feeling cold from the ground or from the chill within my bones, pooling […]
One turtle dares to poke their head out of their shell.
A story about the author behind the story.
It Ends Here Mhairi Campbell Quitters Anonymous Award The blood rolled out in drips as I stared at the leaky yellow toilet on the first floor. It was midnight, and I couldn’t remember the day. The tap kept in time […]
Part 4 concludes Ian Harrison’s coming of age serial. A Change Of Heart Part 4 Ian Harrison Wolves Award Part 4 Tuesday, April 1, 2003. The friendly surgeon knew my heart wasn’t in it, even with me waving a […]
Part 4 of Cam Dang’s bloodthirsty serial story.
The heart thinking conclusion to Madeline Pettet’s Amazing Grace.
Three drama fuelled conclusion to Tobias Madden’s Wolf Pack.
The talked conclusion to C.R. Gardner’s ‘The Long Winter’ The Long Winter Pt 4 C.R. Gardner Wolves Award Part 4: Worlds Myst stood at the edge of the lake; Fallon’s voice finally silent. Still in her human form she […]
Hunted: Part IV Jeanette Stampone For Wolves IV Award The room spins and the sharp voices of my uncle and father merge into one, becoming nothing more than a deafening drone filling my head. A distant scream reverberates through the house. […]
Hexagram 64 Ash Warren For the ‘Lucky Numbers’ Award You feel her eyes on you as you go into your study. She’s smiling to herself again, little white teeth sharp under those slightly parted lips. You don’t turn to look […]
The Rhythm Mhairi Campbell The Lucky Numbers Award One, two, three, four, five, six. There, all done, we’re safe now. The light switch was sitting in the same position it was in at number two, but I knew two was […]
Glitch Sophie L Macdonald The Lucky Numbers Award A sound. Like a bell. And a man. Leaning in—looking at me. I think it’s a glitch. I shouldn’t have been able to see them. It’s too late now—I got too close. […]