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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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We are currently hip-deep in the submissions for our female-focused September event, Women & Girls, which will feature brand new short stories by and about women (and girls), for everyone to enjoy. The show is on Tuesday 12th September, starting... Continue reading
Posted 38 minutes ago 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
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Balanced on the Blade MP3 Read by Katy Darby If you want to blame anyone, blame her. Miss Manson won't let me leave early, the old cow. She knows I’m the most reliable of all the Saturday girls but no,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Peter Kenny - Listen to full podcast I heard an almighty scream and the battle cry, ‘Oh my word!’ That was the first sign we had of our day centre’s impending doom. It was Cockney Doris who was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Nicky Diss - Listen to full podcast They both understand that the things they say to the cat are meant for each other. Darling, sweetheart, love you. Things they'd never dream of saying to each other for real.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by David Mildon - Listen to full podcast Accept your fate. Accept that the series of unlikely events and occurrences that culminated in you did in fact happen and would in fact make a wonderful story, the kind that,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Beverley Longhurst - Listen to full podcast Acting is a hard gig [sighs, looks upwards]. I’m fast approaching 40, living in a flatshare [wipes forehead, raises eyebrows] and I can barely afford the rent. I’ve had some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Paul Clarke - Listen to full podcast Thank God that’s over. I had to do it for Bonzo – I couldn’t let him down. A promise is a promise. I might have been over the limit when I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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Read by Patsy Prince - Listen to full podcast The guidance system they used in the Apollo 11 moon landing only had 64 kilobytes of memory. I bet you didn’t know that, did you? That’s less than a modern electric... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League
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We've worked with a lot of excellent folk over the years, and you'll find some of our favourite collaborations listed here. Click below to be whisked to the videos and stories we read for and with them ... BBC Radio... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Liars' League