Posts Tagged "fiction"

Undone

by on Mar 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

900 Words They have done everything they can to hide the arm. One of the finest needlewomen in the court created an elaborate sling, decorated with jewels and feathers, with the pattern of a swan fleeing a rainbow to chase a radiant moon. The jewels make the sling heavier than his arm,...

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Waking

by on Mar 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

4400 Words The Museum of Angelic Artefacts was a road–side attraction; a blip on the map where families stopped to stretch their legs and maybe take in an old film of the visitations. They would round out their break with a trip to the shops to buy coffee and ice cream, a postcard to put...

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Home by the Sea

by on Feb 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

Translated by Jane Brierley 6,900 Words   Images of sorrow, pictures of delight Things that go to make up a life (…) Let us relive our lives in what we tell you (Home by the Sea, Genesis)   «Is it a lady, Mommy?» The small girl looks at me with the innocent insolence of children who say...

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Maria and the Pilgrim

by on Feb 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3700 WORDS Word webbed over the altiplano, carried one village to the next by the wandering gene merchants: a pilgrim was coming. A pilgrim was coming! Maria felt she might burst her membrane from excitement. She wove through and around the women, who bent scouring the chapel steps with...

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Antumbra

by on Feb 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 7 comments

4300 WORDS I woke in the afternoon gloom to the sound of my 20–year–old stepsister Lily dragging something heavy and wet up the back patio steps through the kitchen door. The smell of blood and brine smothered me the moment I sat up. I swore to myself and called down to her, “What did...

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