Our summer season of stories by rising young writers continues with
BIG BROTHERS by Archie Macintosh
‘BIG brothers look out for little brothers. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.
In return, big brothers get to be bigger, faster, stronger, smarter than at least one other person in the whole world. They get to be the one who opens lids and multiplies fractions and all for just the cost of brotherly love. Fair trade. But what if your little brother is better than you? What if he’s bigger, faster, stronger, smarter than you are? You’ve been cheated out of your dominance! You’re giving away fraternal care for free! The deal’s been broken… and he’s broken it.’
‘The symbol for Pisces is two fish, which are hooked at the mouth and strung together by a single silver cord. He thought about its symbolism often. One of his venerable textbooks grandly called this the cord of human limitation. It made him fear there were things about himself he would never break free from.’
Janna Grace – Edward Ahern – Sally O’Reilly – Mark Keane – Andrew Kolarik – Paul Green – Michael D. Davis – Timothy Granville – Mark Colbourne – Bill Davidson – Holly Tinsley – David Rudd – Adam Marks – Titus Green – Glyn Carter – Jean Levy – Paul Murgatroyd – Nazli Karabiyikoglu – S.J. McMahon – Jordan Whatman
Auriel Roe – Conor Robin Madigan – Thomas Kodnar – Matthew John Fletcher – Melanie Smith – John Andreini – David McVey – Paul Murgatroyd – Garry Kilworth – Frances Holland – Peter Kenny – George Aitch – P.F. Grazioli – Michael D. Davis – Holly Tinsley – Mark Sadler – Sally Spedding – Simon Marlowe – Carly Holmes – Jon Gower – Jane Fraser – John Ord – Claudia Wardle – Alan Bilton – Angela Graham – M.J. Allen – Wendy Holborow – Ali Azar – Brian Manton – Tim Jeffreys – Guido Eekhaut – Matthew G. Rees
THE award-winning author of Cold Remains and a wealth of fiction tells, among other things, of her sense of a previous life and its dark end – walled-up in a French cave – in a truly revealing Horla interview.
Independent press Three Impostors have announced a planned new edition of Arthur Machen’s novel The Three Impostors, with specially commissioned illustrations by artist and print-maker Pete Williams, introductory essays by James Machin on the text and Hywel Pontin on the artist, and comprehensive endnotes. For more: Three Impostors
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