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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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BEWARE! For on Hallowe'en, the awful things crawl out from under the bed, the witches celebrate their unholy Sabbath, and the veil 'twixt the worlds of flesh and spirit begins to fray! However, on Tuesday October 9th at our pre-Halloween... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Liars' League
Read by Lois Tucker (For the full podcast of the night, please click here.) Become unemployed For the past three months, there have been clues you weren’t fitting in. They didn’t like it when you corrected their grammar. They didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Susan Moisan (For the full podcast of the night, please click here.) The third text buzzes at Maya’s hip as she pulls into Chieveley Services. She’s no intention of reading it, but it presses upon her anyway –... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Gloria Sanders (For the full podcast of the night, please click here) Dear Jennifer, Hello, you fabulous little bitch. It’s me, by which I mean you, writing to you, by which I mean me, from a desk in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Sarah Gain (For the full podcast of the night, please click here) I’m not sure what possessed me the other day at the Uptown Espresso, but I think it was my baby girl. Separation is hard on her,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Shin-Fei Chen (For the full podcast of the night, please click here) Lay it square in the daylight, Jodie, put your face right against the window so he can see you in all your puppy-fat glory. Here’s me:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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On Tuesday August 14th, Liars' League proudly presented our annual soiree sorting the women from the girls, and telling stories from the other side of the gender divide ... (Click for Facebook event - and here for details of our next deadline and event.) From truant wives to sarky schoolgirls, pyromaniac editors to teenage hookers via tantruming mums, we showcased the best of female-focused fiction. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Liars' League
The Greatest Tiddlywinks Player MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders As loud as the words on the poster were, it was his face that grabbed me: that of a plump-chinned, red-cheeked wizard with an open-tooth grin supporting a floor-brush moustache and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
A Rearguard Action MP3 Read by Peter Doolan My secondary school was a small Christian Brothers school in a suburb of South Dublin. There were two Irish teachers there. Mr Edward Lowry was a pugnacious, portly, pustulous git of a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
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Prince Harry's Last Hurrah MP3 Read by Alex Woodhall On the morning of the wedding, I woke up in Claridge’s. Good old Claridge’s, they look after you there. Hopefully. Today, I was going to be on telly in front of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
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Literally having an existential crisis MP3 Read by Nicholas Delvalle I won’t take you back to the beginning. I don’t have the time. However, I will begin with some background – some insight into how things used to be, during... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
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Schmiedeleut's Play MP3 Read by Tony Bell Schmiedeleut wrote a play, and I read it, and I copied it out for myself twelve times in a total of twenty-seven of my notebooks. Then I saw it performed on stage, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
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A Beer in the Interval MP3 Read by Louisa Gummer It was the height of summer when the curate Gordon E. E. Garside unlocked the chancel safe of St Mark’s, Gloucestershire, and wrapped the communion silver in an anorak. He... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
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On Tuesday June 12th Liars' League celebrates soaring summer temperatures (hopefully) and plummeting bar prices (2 for 1 burgers) at our RISE & FALL event - and you're invited! Join a curate fallen from grace, a Titan of tiddlywinks, a... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (fourth story) Read by James Price "Right this way sir," says the impeccably dressed French sommelier leading Eric Benson, thirty-three, six months single and rapidly greying, down a dim corridor. They swiftly pass a series of red-curtained... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (eighth story) Read by Claire Lacey CDs and DVDs go into the pink charity sack along with a single Blu-ray disc. Where Eagles Dare. Never watched it. Never plan to. The bag is put on the front... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (fifth story) Read by Rich Keeble His training had prepared him for this. Every muscle in his body was tensed as he crouched - except his legs - because of the crouch. He performed a quick weapon... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (third story) Read by Miranda Harrison I meet him down by the river like I said he would. He’s watching a mallard go by on the water, three ducklings following in its wake. At first I think... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (seventh story) Read by Rich Keeble I want the job of naming paint colours. That’ll pass the time. How do you even apply for that? On my CV it says: "I’ve named a few goldfish in my... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (first story) Read by Miranda Harrison —You’ve left your shoes in the car. His surprise at the sight of her bare feet amused her. —Surely you weren’t expecting me to walk in the woods in heels? —But... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (last story but one) Read by Claire Lacey & Will Goodhand Before you next let road rage take over, consider: objects in the rear-view mirror may have more teeth than they seem. She held on to the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (second story) Read by James Price The Last Real Thing or Why My Family Left for America Aedan and Bartley ate their fill; I’d been shorted for laziness. As further punishment, Mother sent me to gather peat... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (last story) Read by Will Goodhand I open my eyes. Spears of afternoon sunlight stream through the window. Crumpled sheets. Puckered pillows. Yes, I think. I remember where I am. —Seven letters, says Arianna. First letter ‘c’.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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Click for podcast (6th story) Read by Keleigh Wolf Mandatory Meeting for Museum Guards Before The VIP & Members' Exhibition Opening Reception The gallery will be dark, and it may be difficult to see. It is imperative that you keep... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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From action heroes to Irish farmers, murderers to museum guards, via cuckolds, crosswords, paint colours, relationship accelerants and a man who starts growing balloons all over his body, we read ten wild, weird and wonderful flash fiction stories at our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Liars' League