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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

The Dive by Anthea Morrison
December 18, 2009 – 8:48 am | No Comment
The Dive by Anthea Morrison

by Anthea Morrison

I’m hoping for a glimpse of the delights we have been promised, but the surface of the sea is opaque and gives nothing away. The sun beats down just like it’s supposed to …

The Lightness in My Hand by Jane Rusbridge
July 6, 2009 – 8:36 am | No Comment
The Lightness in My Hand by Jane Rusbridge

by William Boyd
My appetite has dulled. She’s drinking G and T, and the smell, the ice and lemon jostling for space, the way the gin slides like oil up through the tonic, all have me …

INTERVIEW – TIBOR FISCHER
July 4, 2009 – 11:22 am | No Comment
INTERVIEW – TIBOR FISCHER

by Lee baker
Good literature is honest: it does not try to hoodwink or manipulate readers, and attempts to say something that relates to how life is, rather than obscuring it with words. When you meet …