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I preferred a monster so ludicrous, so futile, its monstrosity could barely be understood.

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Reflections on an Affair

  A Lover Reflects on a Fuck   Joy Fairfield woke up mildly hungover, her airways obstructed as always, but feeling strangely settled, and resolved. On what: she had no idea. But she felt a calmness and a certainty that

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The One

      YOU tugged at my arm. I turned and looked into your brown eyes, so often my first clue: would they be tender, or furious, or sobbing, or lascivious? And they were mischievous—they hovered upon me for not a

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First prize

Hi! I just shared a bottle of prosecco with my partner to celebrate winning my first literary prize. Thank you to the Anstruther Writing Awards for picking El Perro for the short story competition. The competition was judged by Jennie Erdal,

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Long, Tall Sally

Everywhere Sally left, there remained a symphony of titters and sneers. Behind the palms of her peers, giggles appeared. In her wake, jokes were made. She was a long girl, sinuous and spindly. From the age of ten her forehead

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The Naturist

Melbourne Packet climbed into his hired Cadillac, closed the door, and stared blankly through the windscreen. His suit was soaked with sweat. The meeting didn’t go well at all. He had lost control; he never had control to lose. There

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