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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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Last Rites MP3 Read by David Mildon We were bowling down a bóithrín with Springsteen on the radio when we hit the cow. It was me and Cian and Rob in the back, Aidan driving and no-one in the front... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Liars' League
Read by Keleigh Wolf Casper was always trying to fix me. He left flyers for divination therapy and female-only fasting retreats tucked inside my boxes of sugary cereal. My inbox was clogged with emails from him linking me to articles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Liars' League
The Poetry of Jenny MP3 Read by Zach Harrison Jenny was still emoting about her poem. The poses of the others in the circle told me her poem was important, vital even. Jenny had brought up her poem when talking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Liars' League
Olena's Scalpel MP3 Read by Patsy Prince The envelope arrived at Olena’s desk at 12.01 exactly. It had all the markings of important and urgent work. She opened it carefully, and inside found a single photograph. It was an image... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Liars' League
No East or West MP3 Read by Silas Hawkins I strongly believe that it was not a unification. A unification is born of diplomacy and compromise. What happened in East Germany was defeat, followed by surrender to a conquering imperialist... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Liars' League
Read by Tim Larkfield Dear Mr Aldrich Thank you for the submission of your short story ‘Led by Donkeys’ to Counterfiction magazine. I can speak not only as editor of our august periodical but for each of the judging panel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Liars' League
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As Brexit looms (or does it? Who knows ...?!) we selected six superb stories of change & choice to distract you at our BEFORE & AFTER show on Tuesday 9th April. There were escapes and tipping points, cats and cows,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Liars' League
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Lili of the Valley of the Shadow MP3 Read by Alex Greenhalgh - full podcast here. The woman at the store assured him there was nothing to be ashamed of. He was almost fourteen and it was natural that he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Math Jones - full podcast here (fourth story) She has a small cloche hat pulled down so tight it’s a wonder she hasn’t ripped the rim. He has his hair plastered to his head so smoothly that Joel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Peter Kenny - full podcast here (last story) “Nervous?” my girlfriend asks, briefly taking her eyes off the road ahead to look at me and smile reassuringly. “Of course.” I reply. Or at least I try to. Seeking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Silas Hawkins - full podcast here (fifth story) Gerald and Kathy's forbidden love existed in defiance of a powerful dating algorithm, which had declared them mutually incompatible. They first met in the lobby of the Wayward Hearts dating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Liars' League
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Soul Searching MP3 Read by Keleigh Wolf - full podcast here. The first thing Tammy did on getting back to a guy’s flat was to check on the state of his soul. If it was listless and lethargic, or worse;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by William Teller - full podcast here (fifth story) In the years after your retirement, you’ll continue to make regular visits to the cafe where your wife once worked. This will be one of the two indulgences you still... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Liars' League
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The six pulse-pounding stories for our Valentine's event, LOVE & LUST featured pagan bonfires, lustful teens, scarlet knickers, ill-advised one-night stands, fish suppers, sex at the Imperial War Museum and - naturally - the end of civilisation. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Liars' League
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Mr Cromerty of Boston MP3 Full podcast here: (3rd story) Bonus Xmas podcast story here! Read by David Mildon Outside, a cold, clear evening, men going about bundled in woollens, steam rising from a rubble of horse manure in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Santa - Judgement Day Full podcast here: (5th story) Bonus Christmas podcast story here! Read by Rich Keeble ‘Merry Christmas, motherf**kers. Here I co-ome!’ The wind ripped away Square Jaw’s yell as he dived from the stealth bomber and into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Christman's Present MP3 Read by Lois Tucker Inside, Christman’s department store was shimmering and the same, smelling of wax-polish and tinsel. I wasn’t sure why I’d brought Sinclair here – a drunken impulse, maybe – but I’d always loved it:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Gluten Tolerant MP3 Read by Amy Neilson Smith ‘Fuck you, Jack. Merry Christmas.’ That’s what I should have said. Instead I mutter ‘See you later, then – at home’ with a calculated passive-aggressive cutting edge. It’ll be wasted on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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The Man Who Brought Gold MP3 Read by Sophie Cartman From a seam of molten gold, on the wounded bed of the Adriatic Sea, a curl of magma, drawn from the earth on a serpentine current, was warped into a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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My Christmas story is both very new and very old. It’s new because the book, Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds, was only published on 1st November this year (sorry, only a few sample pages can be found online). It’s old... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Liars' League
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Rachel Karyo writes: This short story is written in snow, one or two words at a time, photographed, and then published on Instagram. Shelley Jackson has been writing “Snow” (now in its twelfth sentence) since 2014. The story is still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at Liars' League
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Reginald, the narrator of this short meditation on unwanted seasonal gifts, wastes absolutely no time at all in stating that he does not want a "George, Prince of Wales" Prayer-book as a Christmas present. In this opening sentence Saki uncannily... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Liars' League
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We made our list, we checked it twice ... and here are the winning stories which were read at our tinsel-tastic Christmas show NAUGHTY & NICE (click for Facebook event) on Tuesday December 11th, downstairs at The Albany, Great Portland... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Liars' League
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Hide Go Seek MP3 Read by Math Jones Amy liked to hide. Whenever she got the chance, she would jump out on Mummy or Daddy. Amy always liked to hide in the cupboard under the stairs when she got home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by David Mildon Welcome, heroes, to the stygian plans of Morkalanazzxx! I am, as always, your Dungeon Master and guide through these ashen wastes. And what a terrible place to be on Halloween, of all nights. Evil is at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Liars' League