The Blue Nib

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A Village Street in Winter- New Fiction by Ruth Brandt

Ruth Brandt’s short stories and flash fiction have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including the Bridport Prize 2018, Neon, Litro, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2017, Into the Void and The London Reader. She won the Kingston University MFA Creative Writing Prize 2017 and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Write Well Award. She is Writer in Residence at the Surrey …

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White Ink- Fiction by John Higgins

Yet another pretentious arsehole spouting off about aesthetic theories. What is he looking for? To see how long he can shitetalk before sand falls out from between my legs? In some gaff. Four a.m. Fag ash falling all around. Burning into the carpet. Empty cans crushed. Stacked into teetering pyramids. Voices colliding. Fights starting. Techno …

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Venomous- Fiction by Abigail Walker

Author Bio: I have been writing and reading since primary school, which my teachers refused to believe – repeatedly sending me home with their staged book, all containing four words to a page and big pictures – until I read aloud from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, my chosen ‘free-reading’ book, to my reception class. …

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