"They have seen Cinderella twenty two times. They know every gag, every scripted corpse, every perfectly timed ad-lib. Each musical sting is seared into their brains. The grand finale’s rousing chorus of Footloose invades Judith’s dreams..."
"There's Santas everywhere. Singing Santas; aggressive Santas; pissed Santas; crying Santas; puking Santas; Santas that have lost their mates; Santas pissing in doorways. The pavements are strewn with ripped and discarded Santa costumes..."
The perils of online dating - a short story by Sara Keene.
An excerpt from Charles Palliser's new novel, Rustication.
An excerpt from The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan - one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists for 2013.
A piece of creative non-fiction by Sue Nair, based on the story of six Congolese 'Pygmies' brought to England on 1 June 1905 by big-game hunter Colonel James J. Harrison.
An excerpt from Russ Litten's first novel, Scream If You Want To Go Faster.
A new short story by Geoffrey Heptonstall, "‘I’m from a little place in Western Australia. You won’t have heard of it,’ said the man from a little place in Western Australia..."