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Liars' League
The heart of literary London
Writers write. Actors read. Audience listens. Everybody wins.
Interests: Short stories, writers, stories, short fiction, flash fiction, literature, writing, live literature, storytelling, new writing, books, creative writing, story telling, more books, that sort of thing.
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St John's - Forgiveness MP3 Read by Paul Clarke Welcome. Welcome, everyone, to St John's. And, goodness, look at you all! It’s heartening, really it is, to see so many faces here tonight. If there’s one thing I’ve realised in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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It Never Snows at Christmas MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders ‘Every year, she comes, and every year it’s the same. “Have you been on holiday, Laura?” “Yes. Greece, actually.” “Greece? Really?”.’ ‘Esme.’ ‘“Oh, and I’ve brought you a bottle of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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Flitter MP3 Read by Annalie Wilson Maggie didn’t think the snowman would punch back. The others hadn’t. Their heads had just rolled off and landed with a thud that made her hate the night a little less. But he landed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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Strange Heart MP3 Read by Max Berendt For the most part, Dave kept his mother in his closet except on her birthday when he would set her on the fireplace mantel so she could get some sun. Now Miriam, his... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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The Corollary Museum MP3 Read by Louisa Gummer (MVP Acting, 2017) Welcome. Gather round. Gather round, please. Good. Ahem. If one person were to spend one minute looking at each item in the British Museum’s permanent collection, it would require... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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The Tale of Sylvie Weir MP3 Read by Claire Lacey Did you ever hear the tale of the Weir twins? It was my mam who brought them into this world, back in 1900, when the old Queen were still alive.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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Burning the Cat MP3 Read by Alex Woodhall Since Danny came out as gay six months ago his older sister Jane had shown more interest in spending him with him, like he was now a real person who could add... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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The Beijing MP3 Read by Keleigh Wolf We both loved to eat there, at The Beijing. It was close to the house where my dad grew up, and where my grandmother still lived, the six months of the year she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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Brotherhood of One MP3 Read by Paul Clarke It would have been helpful in the telling of this tale, if I still possessed a photograph that was taken during the summer of 1845. In addition to visually illustrating the personalities... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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Sisterhood of the Sea MP3 Read by Sophie Morris-Sheppard After two hungry months of waiting, I finally see it. A distant black dot on the horizon, moving slowly through the waves. I let out a sustained cry to alert my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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Darling Amelia MP3 Read by Suzanne Goldberg My darling Amelia, Affectionate greetings from Lower Brookmire – though I can hardly think you shall have time to read my letter, being so swept up in the dizzying world of balls, promenades,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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From swearing vicars to Yuletide arson, via a museum of sacred & profane marvels, awkward Christmas visits and belligerent snowmen, our Christmas event at The Wheatsheaf is a mouthwatering selection box of short story goodness! Click here for the Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Liars' League
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The R27s MP3 Read by Susan Moisan I recently spent an agonising weekend completing my first ever tax return. It was the sort of long, grey slog that made me wish repeatedly for death. Once you’ve spent two hours trying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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Render Unto Caesar MP3 Read by Greg Page The address was ‘Cobbes, Fetters Lane’, but no one on Fetters Lane had heard of ‘Cobbes’, until at last I stopped a grey-haired old dear who was being pulled along by two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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A Piece of Me MP3 Read by Anton Thompson-McCormick I am sitting in front of the television, on my favourite chair. It’s been an uneventful day. Now, while I am sitting there, the doorbell rings. This in itself is unusual,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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Raising Taxes MP3 Read by Louisa Gummer You're two days dead when they come and see me. They say they have to visit that early because if they're going to perform a Raising, they need to freeze the deceased as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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Number 35 MP3 Read by Lin Sagovsky I’ve lived on Lonsdale Road my whole life. My brother lives across the street and three doors down, in the house that we both grew up in. When I married Harry I made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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LifePlan MP3 Read by Carrie Cohen It has long been a problem that has plagued actuaries, politicians and indeed, prudent individuals such as yourselves. Planning, for an uncertain future. How much should you pay into your pension not knowing how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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Love them or loathe them, you have to live with them - so this month we've got six stories of siblings for you to squabble over, from hired brothers to tribes of mermaids, via stoned Georgians, ghostly twins, dark family... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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You've seen the pumpkin costumes at the checkouts, you've clocked the skull-shaped sweets in the shops ... Yes, Hallowe'en is coming - and to celebrate the terror and horror of the season, our October event theme is DEATH & TAXES... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Liars' League
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Le Retreat MP3 Read by Sarah Gain "I was put on this planet ter bring happiness ter others, basically." Nora is dragging her case through the dinky French airport, following a wolf. It's gazing out from Kiki’s fleecy back, above... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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Walk a Mile in My Shoes MP3 Read by Keleigh Wolf Abby was feeling meh. There was no particular reason. Or rather, there were lots of little reasons which had all stuck together to create a sensation of overwhelming mehness.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Liars' League
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Summer Season MP3 Read by Charlotte Worthing She tells him not to, but he even does it when they are fucking, which is horrible: the voices coming out of the closet, from up on the ceiling, from under the bed.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at Liars' League
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The Ends of the Earth MP3 Read by Annalie Wilson Two nuns come to sit with me today – prating and tutting though they have no power here. The younger one is kind enough. She is from the West herself... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Liars' League
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Finding Jezza MP3 Read by Nicky Diss When my sister Sonia called round unexpectedly at 2pm, I was still wearing my Bayeux Tapestry bathrobe. While I was explaining to her the origin of its name – that is, each stain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Liars' League