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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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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
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Limbo MP3 Read by Jennifer Aries 05:07 A rhombus of acid-yellow on the carpet. She watches the borders, concentrating on the shapes lying just beyond the light and names them. Shoe. Sock. Bottle. If she thinks hard enough, these shadow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Liars' League
Click to play THE ICICLE Read by Allie Croker Once upon a time, in a far-away desert kingdom, there lived a prince, the darling of his people: strong and tall, with skin golden as the shifting sands, and eyes black... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Liars' League
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Our female-focused September event, Women & Girls (click for Facebook event), is a tasty selection of brand new short fiction by and about women (and girls), for everyone to enjoy. The show is on Tuesday 12th September, starting at 7.30pm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Liars' League
After a truly hard-fought contest and some great performances of our three finalists, MUSTARD MOON by Sarah Evans was announced as the first prize winner on the night of the Heads & Tails event, Tuesday 11th July. Here's actor Rich... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Liars' League
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*drum roll please* Our judges have deliberated, cogitated and digested, and would like to offer their hearty congratulations to the authors of the top three stories named (in no particular order) below! The winning story will be revealed at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Liars' League
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The Genie MP3 He was a very modern genie. Once he’d recovered from the psychic shock of being wrenched from perpetual slumber in the astral realm, he beheld himself naked and dressed in the manner of the century he found... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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Parvati's Visit MP3 Read by Silas Hawkins The day had got off to a poor start. Jim had taken three nuisance calls by ten o’clock. To the first caller he had simply said, no thanks, and put down the phone.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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Frank's Last Invigilation MP3 Read by Greg Page When anyone asked Frank whether he was counting the days to retirement he would answer not with a smile or a yes but with a number. No countdown had ever excited him... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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In-Between MP3 Read by Clareine Cronin ‘Nar, miss, I don’t get it!’ ‘You’re just thick, Izzy.’ ‘Shut yer fat face, ya tosser, I’d rather be thick than ugly.’ Year 9 at a momentary lull in their usual arsey-ness. I’m struggling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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A Distance Between Us MP3 Read by Jim Cogan Dr. ‘Just call me Walter’ Simmons stares at me, twiddling his long moustache like something out of an Agatha Christie novel. “Michael?” he says. “Sorry, what was the question?” He offers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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Colloquium ad Absurdum MP3 Read by Miranda Harrison - Welcome. Take a seat. - Thank you. - Did you have a pleasant commute? - Yes. I crawled on my knees and elbows maintaining the requisite equidistance. - Please state your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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We're delighted to announce the shortlist for our Heads & Tails competition. Congratulations to all the authors listed below! Check back next Monday July 3rd, when the top three stories will be announced. HEADS & TAILS COMPETITION: SHORTLIST Day of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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We're delighted to announce that the quality and number of the submissions to our short story competition have obliged us to come up with a longlist before we can whittle them down to a shortlist ... so hearty congratulations to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Liars' League
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FREE TO ENTER COMPETITION in partnership with TSS Publishing: DEADLINE: Sunday June 11th. The winner announcement and prize reading event will take place on Tuesday July 11th at our usual venue of The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London. HEADS & TAILS... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Liars' League
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Duello Crapula MP3 Read by Cliff Chapman Henry’s car rumbled as it passed over the cattle grid on the southern border of his estate. He clutched the leather seats either side of him, leant forward into his protruding belly and... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Liars' League
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Snake Pit MP3 Read by Grace Cookey-Gam The crowd stomps in one booming heartbeat. A ruddy patch stains the middle of the sand-caked arena floor. I’m wearing a helmet and almost no armour with barely enough clothes to cover me.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Liars' League
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Death in the Drawing Room MP3 Read by Louisa Gummer I stare at myself in the bathroom mirror. “You,” I say out loud, “are an innocent woman.” I take a good, hard look at my reflection. Do I look truly... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Liars' League
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Sick Face MP3 Read by Lois Tucker Did you ever have a day when you were just sick of your own face? It comes out of the blue: you see some random stranger and the face they wear is so... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Liars' League
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Intuitive to the Stars MP3 Read by Silas Hawkins Elsie opens the refrigerator. Opens the vegetable crisper. Closes it. Opens the other crisper, where we keep fruit. Closes it. I say, “He was more elderly than I imagined.” Elsie re-opens... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Liars' League