Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment
Three Eggs by Mike Snelle

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

Arbour by Dylan Collard, Kay Sexton and Lucy Stephens
June 2, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment
Arbour by Dylan Collard, Kay Sexton and Lucy Stephens

This is a typograph from the Photo Stories exhibition, which launched at Saatchi & Saatchi on Thursday 26th May. For more information on how to see the free exhibition, go to nftuphotostories.tumblr.com. To buy limited …

NFTU launch microsite for Photo Stories exhibition
April 20, 2011 – 7:49 pm | No Comment
NFTU launch microsite for Photo Stories exhibition

Notes from the Underground are launching a photography exhibition on the 26th May at the London office of Saatchi & Saatchi. We’re going to take a little break from posting stuff on the main NFTU …

INTERVIEW – JOSTEIN GAARDER
April 4, 2011 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – JOSTEIN GAARDER

By Marina Kemp
Jostein Gaarder is the multi-million selling author of Sophie’s World, The Solitaire Mystery & numerous other novels, short stories & non-fiction collections. His latest book, The Castle in the Pyrenees is written in …

Cowboys and Indians by Charles Lowe
February 20, 2011 – 9:50 pm | No Comment
Cowboys and Indians by Charles Lowe

The youngest daughter of the youngest sister of the Chiang family thought she was a big shot.
She had big eyes and would puff her chest out so that the green pockets of the Red Guard …

The Minder by Ted Hodgkinson
January 4, 2011 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
The Minder by Ted Hodgkinson

Edward went and stood on the extreme edge of the patio that he had help lay all those years ago and lit up. This was his first time home since his Mum had died, Winifred, …

BOOKS – FROM THE LOST TO THE BEAT TO NOW
November 19, 2010 – 1:41 pm | No Comment
BOOKS – FROM THE LOST TO THE BEAT TO NOW

The expatriate literary scene in Paris

What Allen Ginsberg called, ‘The bewildering beauty of Paris’ has attracted writers and artists for centuries. It has been the setting of great novels and the home of great …

POETRY – SOUTHBANK POETRY FESTIVAL
October 25, 2010 – 9:10 am | No Comment
POETRY – SOUTHBANK POETRY FESTIVAL

The Southbank Centre’s biennial Poetry International festival, founded by Ted Hughes in 1967, is held over nine days and consists of readings, music, translation, new commissions, free events and innovative live performances. Poets from more …

The Longest Night by Rajat Chaudhuri
September 27, 2010 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
The Longest Night by Rajat Chaudhuri

It was still early evening when I had sat down to write. The sun had just set, and the gas-lights on the street below had been lit by the lamplighter. The glow from their orange …

Accelerant by D.W Wilson
September 15, 2010 – 10:01 am | No Comment
Accelerant by D.W Wilson

A long time ago I shot Mike Twigg in the back with a potato cannon. We were getting shitfaced on flats of Kokanee beer at the marsh behind my buddy’s house. Twiggy dove …

When I Was Certain by Clare Fisher
September 14, 2010 – 11:17 am | One Comment
When I Was Certain by Clare Fisher

We’re standing in a circle around the dips and breadsticks, talking; talking about I don’t know what.
So I walk through the barbecue smoke and lie down in the long tickly grass that borders the garden …

The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part Four)
September 9, 2010 – 11:01 am | No Comment
The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part Four)

The Brain is a short story by Jemma Foster that we are publishing in four parts throughout the week. It comes from her collection written for The Cardboard Book Project. You can catch up with the …

The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part Three)
September 8, 2010 – 10:47 am | No Comment
The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part Three)

The Brain is a short story by Jemma Foster that we are publishing in four parts throughout the week. It comes from her collection written for The Cardboard Book Project. You can catch up with …

The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part Two)
September 7, 2010 – 10:35 am | No Comment
The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part Two)

The Brain is a short story by Jemma Foster that we are publishing in four parts throughout the week. It comes from her collection written for The Cardboard Book Project. You can catch up with …

The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part One)
September 6, 2010 – 8:27 am | No Comment
The Brain by Jemma Foster (Part One)

Emerging author Jemma Foster, has spent the past two years living and writing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After freelancing as a journalist in London for thelondonpaper, The Observer and Time Out, she moved across the …

The Loan by Greg Bogaerts
September 5, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment
The Loan by Greg Bogaerts

Sue Williams bustled over the green linoleum. Looked at the watch pinned to her uniform. Behind. Ward round only half done when it should have been finished. Behind her head, Mrs …

Opening Gambit by Kerry Barner
August 31, 2010 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Opening Gambit by Kerry Barner

White: Pawn – King Four

H walks into the room, papers in hand, pens in pocket. The light is already on. There is someone in the room. This is against regulation. H always gets there ten …

Brit Found Dead in Brooklyn Bathtub by Ross Davies
August 25, 2010 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Brit Found Dead in Brooklyn Bathtub by Ross Davies

A short vignette concerning the untimely death of a lonely English writer, January 1962.
He woke in Brooklyn. He woke ill to hear the faint sound of a television in the neighbouring rent-
controlled apartment.
“New York. I …

I Miss Her by Viccy Adams
July 13, 2010 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
I Miss Her by Viccy Adams

I play my grandmother’s memory loss in a game for closeness.
‘Gene Richards,’ she says.  ‘I was thinking about him the other day.’
‘He wasn’t at the funeral, was he?’ I say, because we had this conversation …

Questions by Alexander Starritt
May 11, 2010 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

Crompton was about to be assaulted with questions like the one that had undone his predecessor. Someone had asked why there weren’t enough helicopters to provide air cover for the boys in Helmand. He hadn’t …