Category Archives: Short Stories Live

Jacqueline Downs is reading and signing

Of late I have been living the life of the author: signings, readings, drinking way too much free wine, asking other writers, ‘What are you working on at the moment?’. This is down to the organisation of Cherry Potts, writer … Continue reading

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Runner up

So, you send a story to a magazine, you don’t hear anything and you think they’ve decided against you. Then a year and a half later they email to say they want to use your story in their next issue … Continue reading

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Bad language

The first short story I ever wrote and completed as an adult – I’m not talking about my (ahem) prize-winning school compositions or the rewriting of plots in the back of Ladybird books, which kept me occupied as a child … Continue reading

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‘The Great Big O’ at Stand-up Tragedy

It all started so well. Another older story, but one that obviously stayed in the mind of Katy Darby of Liars’ League. When she was asked to recommend suitable stories for a new event – ones that would suit the … Continue reading

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‘Cos You’re Mine’ at Are You Sitting Comfortably?

No, you’re not in Groundhog Day. November’s theme was Tricks, so I asked Bernadette how cheeky it would be of me to resubmit this story, previously read as part of the Magic event at the National Theatre in August (I … Continue reading

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