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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've gazed into our crystal ball and are delighted to reveal the six profound and absurd stories to grace our next event, FOOLS & SAGES! The show is on Tuesday May 18th from 7.30pm downstairs at The Phoenix pub, 37... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Liars' League
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Agony MP3 Read by Harrie Dobby To the red lady on the St James omnibus – I sing of men, and of the love That slipped from my fingers Velvety pure, ever unsure I still have your glove. Please reply... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Liars' League
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Balancing Act MP3 Read by Helen Belbin Mysteriousness to 96%. Sexual drive to 87%. Considerateness 93%. I step back while the model recalibrates. Its power light is pulsing. Outside the window, the stars are hidden by the fug. It’s the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Liars' League
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Hometown Debut MP3 Read by Fergus Rattigan Cian is a shiver of denim with a plastic bag of canned good times. Deckchair-striped, it gouges heavy into his fingers so they bulge white at the tips. Occasionally, some acquaintance of his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Liars' League
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Phantom Plane MP3 Read by Paul Clarke He hears something about a mind going south. He and his wife used to drive south, to Florida, every year. They would stay a week, visit a nearby Christmas shop, stroll along the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Liars' League
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You Don't Have to Read This .. Read by Martine McMenemy Dear Sir, I thought it best to contact you by mail, considering the events of this past week. You don't have to read this, of course - I'm sure... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Liars' League
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Our Valentine's Day event showcased a selection of five seductive stories featuring Victorian agony column-addicts, hormonal teen parties, poorly-programmed love robots, hybrid roses and a classic romance with a sting in the tale. Join our Facebook group if you want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Liars' League
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Pssst ... Resolved to submit more stories this year? Head over to our brand new 2021 themes to see what we're looking for! Read by the author - Full podcast here As a young woman, old Mrs Coogan reloaded rifles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Liars' League
Read by Lois Tucker - Full podcast here Lockdoon turbo relationships. That’s whit they call it. Ye finally cross pass wi somewan guid, and then boom - Big Boris tells ye tae stay at hame. “Fancy gettin a hotel?” ah... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Liars' League
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Pssst ... Resolved to submit more stories this year? Head over to our brand new 2021 themes to see what we're looking for! Read by Tony Bell - Full podcast here Twenty-five feet wouldn’t kill him, especially given the blanketing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Liars' League
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Read by Claire Louise Amias - Full podcast here The drone dropped down to examine the strange green object the droid held in his rubberised gripper. She was buffeted slightly by the winter wind that was swirling eddies of dust... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Liars' League
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Read by Lin Sagovsky - Full podcast here Mid-December hung around Ely, Cardiff. It was cold but it had yet to snow. It had yet to do anything. What Joseph and Mary called a flat was one room. A window... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Liars' League
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TICKET UPDATE: 8 TICKETS REMAINING, PLEASE BOOK ASAP IF YOU ARE COMING! The mornings are frosty, the lockdown has (sort of, partially) lifted, and tinsel is in the supermarkets: it's finally December and time for Liars' League's annual Christmas feast... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at Liars' League
Read by Paul Clarke He'd booked them on a cruise to the Tannhäuser Gate, first-class, all-inclusive, for their anniversary, even though he knew perfectly well that she'd have preferred the Moon. She couldn't decide whether it was a romantic gesture... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2020 at Liars' League
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Evidence MP3 Read by Annalie Wilson Patrick burnt himself on a hot pan on Thursday night. I heard the clatter, his shout, rushed towards the kitchen - stopped. I changed my mind and scooped Jamie up from the playpen first.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Liars' League
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The Heart's Filthy Desire MP3 Read by Tim Larkfield The torrential rain sounds like gunfire as it clatters against the roof of the blood-coloured Austin Allegro. I wipe the condensation off the window and stare at the crumbling mansion. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Liars' League
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Landline MP3 Read by Keleigh Wolf I pressed the faded mustard handset of the rotary phone to my ear. I always expect to hear that woman crying on the other side, the one who first called when we were nine,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Liars' League
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The Last Place Anyone Looks MP3 Read by Lin Sagovsky “She was never… seen… again!” The underside of Dot’s face was cast in a harsh yellow glow from the electric torch wedged between her knees. Some stories have no business... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Liars' League
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You’ll find me at the back; the man with rough hands and heavy-lidded eyes on a pock-marked face. Not that I’d stand out from the rest with that description. One way or another, the fallout has carved its marks on all of us. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Liars' League
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Coming ... ready or not! The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling and pumpkins are in the supermarkets: October is time for Liars' League's annual pre-Halloween frightfest of fiction! And if you want to submit a story for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Liars' League
BigThick and Sally's Gnashers MP3 Read by Lois Tucker The webcam rings. A customer’s waitin. Ah open ma top drawer, pullin oot a whip and nipple clamps. Here we go again. Ah make £2.50 a minute as an online dominatrix.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Liars' League
The Baby MP3 Read by Jennifer Aries CONTENT NOTE Contains themes some readers may find distressing. We don't talk about the baby in our house. We are not in denial. We don’t neglect the baby. We don't pretend that the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Liars' League
Quintet MP3 Read by Miranda Harrison Before most of them dropped out or graduated, Annie shared a flat with four other girls. Their friendships were based on fragile foundations: late-night drunken oversharing, unhealthy sexual competition, the intensity of plunging together... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Liars' League
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Duck and Cover MP3 Read by Lin Sagovsky John Lennon ruined my life. It was the summer of 1971. ‘Imagine,’ he said. I did, and where did that get me and my kids? Not much further than my hometown, not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Liars' League
Come Away O Human Child MP3 Read by Sarah Feathers I was impatient for summer to begin but as soon as we arrived at the strange little house near the river I was bored. The days were long and uneven.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Liars' League