Everyone knows the old trope about boiling a frog. Drop a frog in hot water, the story goes, and it will jump right out. But drop a frog in cold water and heat it slowly, and the frog will die as the water boils, unaware of the gradual changes. In the last ten days or so,… Read More How did we get here?
At 2 o’clock this morning, as the electoral college map began to firm up, my wife and I both received a text from our eldest son, who is away at college. It asked, simply, “What’s happening?” That’s a good question. Here’s my attempt to answer it. Much of the media coverage over the past year… Read More What’s happening?
How we got to the Girl on the Train A great article by John Mullan in The Guardian, drawing a line from Wilkie Collins to the contemporary psychological thriller.
The world is going to H in a proverbial H. In my mother country, we have decided – for extremely thin and misinformed reasons – to take home our ball from the world’s most powerful trading bloc. Not to mention that the EU was originally envisioned by Winston Churchill as a political union to prevent future… Read More An antidote to madness
Delighted to be an associate member of ITW. Very nice welcome letter from Lee Child. The spelling and grammar are immaculate, of course.
“Surrounded” is guaranteed to bend your mind. Read it at Literally Stories.
There’s A Leopard In The Garage is featured in The Intersection, the new anthology of short fiction and poetry from Down In The Dirt magazine. Just in time for seasonal gift-giving!
There’s A Leopard In The Garage is published today in the July/August edition of Down In The Dirt. Both e and print versions available.
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The follow story by Jonathan Payne is the 4th place winner of the Beyond Writer Story Contest. Jonathan is a British writer based in Washington DC. He writes psychological thrillers and magical realism. His short fiction is published at QuarterReads, Down In The Dirt, Fiction On The Web and…
Did you ever meet yourself while out at the farmers’ market? ‘Two Yous’ is published today at Short Fiction Break.