Archive: Writers

British Voices: Introduction – Joe Hayman

  The following extract is the introduction to Joe’s book British Voices: The UK in its own words “I’m not racist,” Rose told me over a cup of tea, “but immigration has got too much.” “I go on th…

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Losing Touch – Aline P’Nina Tayar

    Come home, my mother said For years I had been dreading that phone call in the middle of the night. There’s not much time. It’s your father. In my worst nightmares, all flights out of Li…

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Sparrows – Simon East

1. Life is good for Morgan, or good enough. Morgan does not want for money or respect. Best of all Morgan has self-respect. He could have more friends, a girlfriend perhaps, but if he reproves himself…

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War of Words – Tracey Sinclair

Without me, you would not know what they were saying. I am their voice, their interpreter, their first line of communication, their conduit. Without me, all would be silence. At least, that’s what I u…

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Sorted! – T.A. Gilbert

Dark’s what I see a lot of, stood in a doorway five nights a week, watching people come in and helping others on their way out. I know every shop window next to this bar. There’s Woolies, Old Jacob’s…

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Hotel Room – Victoria Taylor Roberts

He talks; I sit and listen, nodding my head in continuous acknowledgement. After a while my head grows dizzy and I change to long, comprehending smiles. The sun left us about an hour ago. Now leaden c…

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My Fear and I – Aidan Thomas

I do not remember when the Fear appeared on my tongue for the first time. It seems it has always been there, eating my words. Cat got your tongue? That’s what people said to me. But it is the Fear tha…

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Plaza de Armas – Rachel Mann

You don’t know what it’s like to be alone until the day when your boyfriend, angry as a wasp, leaves you in the crowded plaza in the middle of Cuzco. You sit there, hugging your backpack and kicking y…

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