Category Archives: short story

The Upside Down Jesus and other stories

Karen Jones launches her short story collection, The Upside Down Jesus and other stories today so I’m delighted to be able to blog it on FoxTales. The title story was a Mslexia winner and she has won or been shortlisted … Continue reading

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“Exit, Pursued by a Demon”

Shakespeare’s missing play, Cardenio, has been brought to life by painstaking detective work and reconstruction. Which cultural news reminds me how much I love Shakespeare – and how much better I wish I knew his works. A few years ago … Continue reading

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What prompts a short story?

Do you write short stories? If so, why? and when? I love them but I only write short stories when I am forced – or at least persuaded – to do so. Rebellion (previous blog post) was written for an … Continue reading

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Muses, Mars Bars, Marr’s Bars and marrying aliens

So many festivals, so many events, so many fascinating poets and writers. I wish I could clone myself – and not catch colds – and go to more. I missed Attila the Stockbroker at Worcester’s Marr’s Bars this week due … Continue reading

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