Tag Archive: short story

Sarah Salway

On Hold She was just passing the phone box the first time it rang. Or that’s what she said afterwards. She checked her mobile of course, but her boyfriend had recently changed her ring tone to ‘Hello Barbie’ so he…
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Elaine Chiew

Insurance   You go diving with him in the Bahamas as a leap of faith, even though you’re not sure whether it’s a leap of faith in yourself or in him or in your togetherness. It’s new still in your…
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Joy Kennedy-O’Neill

Animals at the Ball   A sequined ball gown glides past me. Eyes in an ostrich mask narrow. “Are you a donkey?” I waggle my mask’s brown ears. “Aardvark. They eat–” She’s spun away by a guy in a lion…
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Pedro Ponce

The Library Shelves of Babel The Library’s closure went largely unremarked, apart from a segment or two on the nightly news. Our screens filled with colored bars charting the inevitable: Maintaining books was too expensive. The city budget had been…
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