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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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As Brexit looms (or does it? Who knows ...?!) we've selected six superb stories of change to enthrall and entertain you. There are escapes and tipping points, cats and cows, sex and death, poetry and fistfights, yoga and porn, the... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago 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
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Another Mother MP3 Read by Miranda Harrison She wakes, gasping, sputtering sea and sand, thrashed by coughs, till the saltwater is out, only air in her lungs, at last. She breathes. Alive. Her eyes focus. A beach. No boats or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Rounds MP3 Read by William Teller 1am: St Thomas’ Hospital I.C.U. I’ve been in a tremendous amount of hospitals over the course of a distinguished career, and this is the first that has smelt of Vicks. I don't think that’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Strawberry Creams MP3 Read by Margaret Ashley It’s a cold one tonight. Funny, isn’t it? The most sweltering of summers can lead to such chilly autumns. My Bill used to always say that if we’d a really hot June in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Sophie Morris-Sheppard “Trix,” I repeat, eyeing the potion I’ve just mixed up from the nameless dregs of our drinks cabinet, “do you really think this is a good idea?” She rolls her eyes and waves her green nails... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Liars' League
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Interested in our next event? It's Naughty & Nice for Christmas on Tuesday 11th December - more info here. BEWARE! For on Hallowe'en, the dead crawl from their coffins, the witches celebrate their unholy Sabbath, and the veil 'twixt the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at Liars' League
Read by Lois Tucker (For the full podcast of the night, please click here.) Become unemployed For the past three months, there have been clues you weren’t fitting in. They didn’t like it when you corrected their grammar. They didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League