The Necessary Lie

A new short story by Taryn McDonnell

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Meatboy

By Ronnie McCluskey

Platonic Dialogue

A story by Teo Rivera-Dundas

The Carry Out

A short story by Carolyn Roberts

The Old Man

A new short story by Nino Ennu

How to trim your beard

A new short story by Heather Pearson

Johnny Cash’s stepdaughter gave me a kiss

A new short story by Naomi Richards

When Battling Rival Poets

A short story by Peter Burnett

I invited him

A magnificently dark tale of obsession. By Vhairi Slaven

Photo by Stewart Bremner

The black bough

A short story of lust and longing in the Old Town, by Lisa Locascio

Sasha

A short story by Lisa Locascio.

Little Red Tap Shoes

A new short story by Heather Pearson

Photo by Stewart Bremner

The end of the habitable world

A short story by Tracey Emerson

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Green E142

This short story by April L Ford was inspired by Hazel Gore’s painting ‘Living Alone in Paradise’. It comes with a trigger warning for rape and sexual assault.

The Sugar Hotel

A new short story by Amy Jardine

In Death

A new short story by Nino Ennu

Catfish Pond

A new short story by JT Farrell

The Divers

A short story by Katya Apekina

Coastal Aerial View by Alison McGill, Oil and wax on board

The pipeline

A short story by Frank Rennie, inspired by Alison McGill’s painting ‘Coastal Aerial View’.