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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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Read by David Mildon Mick’s gold lamé jumpsuit reeked: of sweat, of beer, of that gummy stage makeup, in the armpits and down the crotch. He noticed when he shimmied into it in the green-room, zipping it to his sternum.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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Read by Kim Scopes She’d felt sheepish when she realised that her avatar had fallen in love with his. Her avatar was supposed to be more aloof than that – a persona reflected in a carefully-chosen profile pic; an abundance... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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Read by Kevin Shen Some called it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Others the Third Wave of Automation. Terminology aside, we all knew what they meant. Truck drivers, radiologists, abstract painters – all had been bettered by algorithms. And now it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
Read by Paul Clarke It is not our custom to invite strangers here, you know. For obvious reasons. Except of course on our Treat Days. Every Leap Year our Keepers permit just one resident to invite a guest to join... Continue reading
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Read by Sophie Cartman The two couples, not often, but three or four times a year, would get together for a meal in a small restaurant or bistro café near the city centre. At that time of the early evening... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Liars' League
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Every second Tuesday of every other month five fantastic pieces of fiction by hot, up-and-coming new writers are read to a lively audience by our talented actors. Our first event of 2020, on Tuesday 11th February, is saucy and sexy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Liars' League
Read by Gloria Sanders (fifth story in podcast, here, or here if that doesn't work) Dear Parents and Carers, Happy Friday, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and welcome to your Weekly Words from everyone at Sugar ‘n’ Spice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Liars' League
Read by Paul Clarke (first story in podcast, here) The night they banned it, I became the richest man in the city. Instantly, sugar was worth its weight in gold. I travelled around and sold pieces in back alleys and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Liars' League
Read by Margaret Ashley (second story in podcast, here) I hear the pitter patter of feet during the night, as I knew I would: the crunch of fresh snow; the whoosh of snowballs cutting through the icy air, landing with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Liars' League
Read by Katy Darby (third story in podcast, here) The line for the only toilet in the building is at least six people deep when I join. Christ alive, this place is a hole. A poky recording-studio in North London... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Liars' League
Dec 09 Rowly's Rabbit Read by Paul Clarke The rabbit was dead, to begin with. There was no doubt about that. Dead as a door-nail, dead as the dodo ... But Rowly had no desire to continue the Dickensian litany... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at Liars' League
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What are our Christmas stories made of? Sugar & Spice (click for Facebook event) and all things nice, that's what! Also Bailey's, snow ghosts, cocaine, feral toddlers, charity singles and just a pinch of rat poison. Delicious! And here are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Patsy Prince (final story in podcast, here) How to put this? I was looking for a flat, and then I found a flat and Heaven knows … that didn’t go so well. 2019 hadn’t been a great year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Zach Harrison (fourth story in podcast, here) There’s a small town buried in the Californian desert where boredom can be fatal. Maybe ten thousand people total live there, battling the constant enemies of hundred degree heat, dust that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Rich Keeble (third story in podcast, here) Memorandum from the desk of James Andrews, junior filing clerk at Mitchell, Sons and Candy, solicitors. Dated 25 September, 1896. Dear Mr. Candy, As I was reviewing the quarterly files, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Josie Charles (podcast here, first story) My man went with the rest, down to the sea. To mended nets and patched boats, and stories of the night before. The sun was bright, so they strode bare to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Peter Kenny (second story in podcast, here) It is not true to say that the dead have come back. That it has been said – and shall no doubt continue to be said among the “panicking classes” –... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Katy Darby (fifth story in podcast, here) “In our language we have this word ‘wetico’ which means cannibal: one who eats not literally the flesh and blood of another, but who eats the life of another” – Jack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Liars' League
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Double double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble ... We grave-robbed six terrifying tales for our TOIL & TROUBLE pre-Hallowe'en special on Tuesday 8th October at The Phoenix. These brand-new short stories, read by our professional actors, featured... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Liars' League
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Kind Intelligent Generous MP3 Read by Annalie Wilson I knew Adam wasn’t The One when I found out that he didn’t think I was funny. It’s not something people usually just come out and say – I guess that’s how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Liars' League
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The Man in the End Terrace MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders South Cleatlam is more street than village - two rows of mean terraces facing each other, built a hundred years ago for the men at the pit that closed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Miranda Harrison The hood of Jessie’s parka was pulled forward so it was not until she was nearly home that she caught her first glimpse of him. A huge ginger Tom, stretched out in their window box. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Liars' League
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Not Like Other Girls MP3 Read by Arden Fitzroy Dad was a bit surprised when mum gave birth to one million spiders. Everyone was. I mean they would be - giving birth to one million spiders is not typical. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Liars' League
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Dwarfs Don't Die MP3 Read by Sophie Cartman I smear a slug of Nutella onto a halved Granny Smith. She scatters the animals: the octopus in a sweater, the disemboweled lion, a furry white blood cell holding hands with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Liars' League
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Read by Carrie Cohen I may be the last typesetter in England. And like the last speaker of a tribal language I am increasingly in a world of my own. I speak of ink levels and typefaces, margins and frames,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Liars' League