short story

AN ENCOUNTER a short story from DUBLINERS (James Joyce) Joyce's first major work, written when he was only twenty-five, brought his city to the world for the first time. His stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism.

Thursday Quotables – An Encounter

In the morning I was first-comer to the bridge as I lived nearest. I hid my books in the long grass near the ashpit at the end of the garden where nobody ever came and…


BONE WHITE by Sarah Zama - Her stepdaughter’s birthday was approaching and she had found the perfect gift for her (Show White, fairy tale retelling, 1920s)

Bone White (a story for Halloween)

  When she entered the room, light welcomed her. She closed the door behind her and walked in, her steps silent on the polar bear hide spread on the floor. She took her wrap off…




THE FAMILY SPIRIT (Lillian Csernica) Bill isn't at all prepared to discover his girlfriend's family's secret (ghost story, Christmas story)

Thursday Quotables – The Family Spirit

“Easy, lad,” Cathal whispered. “The first time’s the hardest. You’ll get used to it.” Cathal’s clammy hand closed around his own and lifted it up between them. Janice did the same with this right hand….






GIVE IN TO THE FEELING by Sarah Zama - Chicago 1924. Arriving to America, Susie thought she found everything she never dared to dreamed of in China. But only when she meets Blood, she realises the freedom to dress as she wants, make up her face, drink and smoke and dance is just a little part of the freedom she yearns for

Give in to the Feeling Blog Tour

Some of you asked me what a blog tour is. Think at it as a tour of places where you go presenting your book. In real life, they’d be most likely bookshops or libraries. You’d…




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