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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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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
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Read by Susan Moisan (For the full podcast of the night, please click here.) The third text buzzes at Maya’s hip as she pulls into Chieveley Services. She’s no intention of reading it, but it presses upon her anyway –... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Gloria Sanders (For the full podcast of the night, please click here) Dear Jennifer, Hello, you fabulous little bitch. It’s me, by which I mean you, writing to you, by which I mean me, from a desk in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Sarah Gain (For the full podcast of the night, please click here) I’m not sure what possessed me the other day at the Uptown Espresso, but I think it was my baby girl. Separation is hard on her,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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Read by Shin-Fei Chen (For the full podcast of the night, please click here) Lay it square in the daylight, Jodie, put your face right against the window so he can see you in all your puppy-fat glory. Here’s me:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Liars' League
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On Tuesday August 14th, Liars' League proudly presented our annual soiree sorting the women from the girls, and telling stories from the other side of the gender divide ... (Click for Facebook event - and here for details of our next deadline and event.) From truant wives to sarky schoolgirls, pyromaniac editors to teenage hookers via tantruming mums, we showcased the best of female-focused fiction. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Liars' League
The Greatest Tiddlywinks Player MP3 Read by Gloria Sanders As loud as the words on the poster were, it was his face that grabbed me: that of a plump-chinned, red-cheeked wizard with an open-tooth grin supporting a floor-brush moustache and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
A Rearguard Action MP3 Read by Peter Doolan My secondary school was a small Christian Brothers school in a suburb of South Dublin. There were two Irish teachers there. Mr Edward Lowry was a pugnacious, portly, pustulous git of a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League
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Prince Harry's Last Hurrah MP3 Read by Alex Woodhall On the morning of the wedding, I woke up in Claridge’s. Good old Claridge’s, they look after you there. Hopefully. Today, I was going to be on telly in front of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Liars' League