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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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Dragon Blood Pig Heart MP3 Read by Rebecca Yeo “I’ve ordered char siu pao,” Mum said. “Your favourite.” We were sat at a table upstairs in a busy restaurant in London’s Chinatown. The ‘pao’ she'd ordered were white steamed buns... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Liars' League
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Saturday Nights Have Changed MP3 Read by Aren Devlin Outside, the weather’s turning. The air is fecund with possibility. The sky has rinsed itself clean, and the certainty of new life hangs around in gardens and parks where the soil... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Liars' League
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How To Keep them Away MP3 Read by Jasmine Raymond My mother warned me. If you ever see them, she said, you must cross yourself to make them disappear. They will steal your voice if you don’t. The fear of... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Liars' League
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Odd Numbers MP3 Read by Sophie Cartman “Two oat milk vanilla iced lattes, please. Double shots.” “Two iced lattes … anything else I can get for you today?” The barista looked around – presumably for the recipient of the second... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Liars' League
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Tethered Crowns MP3 Read by DK Ugonna The capital of the Mainland was changing. Something was amiss. The wooden sign carved with 'Rika’s Salts' loomed over Saphyre’s head with an unnerving stillness. Where was the wind? She dabbed at the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2022 at Liars' League
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In flaming June, we present tales of travel & abroad: fiction which takes us on a journey & shows us somewhere else ... From Peru to Penrith, Beijing to Bratislava, Antarctica, Mars, Ancient Rome - travel's our theme & our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2022 at Liars' League
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On Tuesday 12th April (also our 15th birthday, btw) we showcased work by writers of colour with a superb selection of brand-new stories. in genres from contemporary comedy to folk-horror, dromestic drama to dark fantasy. We travelled from "NHS mosh... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at Liars' League
Read by Lisa Rose At the moment her mobile started ringing, Penny noticed two things. Lentil supplies were low, and Paul was late. She tutted. She was engaged in the internet home delivery stock check, making sure that each half-used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at Liars' League
Read by Claire Louise Amias When I returned home on that Friday evening, the day after our first date, and I found the bunch of tulips behind the recycling bin, I was thrilled. Let me be clear, I’m not the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Liars' League
Read by Andrea Hall I’m not thinking about you, Ian. I haven’t spent this sleepless night playing “How Soon Is Now” on a continuous loop and alternately missing you so much it makes my chest ache, and wanting you here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Liars' League
Just Not Cricket MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders I’d genuinely decided there were no nice men left in London, possibly the world, before I met Mark: that they’d all been snapped up or kidnapped or something. And then Mark happened.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Liars' League
Read by Carrie Cohen “Hello?” “Ah, um, is this ...?” The voice of a mouse, ringing the doorbell of the neighbourhood cat, and hoping they don't answer. “Is that ... the gardener?” “Yes dear, this is Agnes Rose, The Welsden... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Liars' League
Read by Stephen Butterton As the howl of the siren for Daily Communion ebbed away, she removed her fingers from her ears. Through the thick glass dome, she could see far across the desert city: the pyramid temple with its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Liars' League
Good Enough to Eat MP3 Read by Patsy Prince - full podcast here I fell in love with him over pudding. Not dessert. I am not a woman who would eat a dessert. I would desert a dessert. I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2022 at Liars' League
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LATEST EVENT: Romance & Revenge was our February fiction night, held at The Phoenix, W1. Six stories of carnal consumption, gift donkeys, morality apps, tender tales of human love in an alien world, foul-mouthed ghosts, vengeful exes and magical lady-gardens.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2022 at Liars' League
Read by David McGrath N.B. CONTENT WARNING FOR SWEARING AND UTTER FILTH .... ENJOY! When the kids were younger Joseph always turned off the television on a sex scene. The family would then sit in the silence of the sex... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
Read by Patsy Prince "Picture the scene," Henry says, taking a sip of brandy and setting the glass back down. "It's a traditional German Christmas. We see a young mother, blonde hair in braids, fretting over the placement of decorations... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
Read by Claire Louise Amias If we were all being honest, none of us expected the nanny to actually stay for Christmas. One of my bad habits (amongst a few), is letting my mouth run away with itself. James and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
Read by Peter Kenny Uhtceara: lying awake in the period before dawn and worrying I lie in the dark and consider the issue of a list. Not a Christmas list, unfortunately – or at least, not that kind. On this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
Read by Lucy Mabbitt “Who’ll be Mother?” Jess wonders as we flip through her extensive wardrobe. It’s more of a relief than anything that none of us are seeing our folks again this year – nobody’s exactly family-orientated, and enduring... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
Read by Tony Bell "No thank you, I shall carry it myself." Mr Jingle clutches his battered suitcase like Al Capone clutching his gun, or Al Capone's grandfather, perhaps. The young receptionist shrugs and leads him through to the old... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
Baking Day MP3 Read by Lin Sagovsky The bank slopes gently to the river so there is no danger for the girls. Mamma has said they may play there while she is gone into Mullinvane but they must not go... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2021 at Liars' League
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Our festive FRIENDS & FAMILY Christmas show took place on Tuesday 14th December at our regular home of The Phoenix, and the line-up of seasonal stories features everything you need for the perfect Christmas: 1) Lying awake worrying about stuff... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2021 at Liars' League
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Read by Oliver Yellop Dracula Lord of Darkness, scourge of Romania, drinker of blood and defiler of virgins, prince of the night, terror of the ages, beast-master of many forms and dread count of Transylvania since time immemorial, licks his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2021 at Liars' League
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Read by Lois Tucker We’ve aw been there. A nicht oan the tiles. Dancin shoes oan. Tarted up like a Gregg’s donut at the front o the display. An innocent enough wee swally - or so ye hink. Then, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2021 at Liars' League