Seanchaí
Short Literary Fiction

Dave Kavanagh selects fiction from new and established authors 
worthy of the title Seanchaí

It Is What It Is by Patrick Nevins

In this beautifully written story, Patrick Nevins' protagonist faces a past that might easily overwhelm her.

We Stand On Guard by Alison Frank

Alison Frank reminds us that, however spotless our record, we all quail a little while waiting in line at passport control.

Howard Baskerville’s Wall by Farhad H. Gooraan, Translated by Parisa Saranj

While there is more than forty years of hostility between the two countries, Iranians take solace in the fact that once an American gave his life for democracy in Iran: Howard Baskerville

The Shroud of Turin by Michael K. White

Michael K White's tale of a green beetle on a windshield is not quite what it seems...

Haus des Meeres, Short Fiction by Antony Osgood

Antony Osgood writes full time, and is completing his second novel.

Geneva Brodie by William Kitcher

Short fiction that goes to the heart of author ego.

Carousel, Short Fiction by Helen Campbell

“Terrible shame about Marianne,” my mother says out of the blue.  “What do you mean?”...

The Jumpers, Short Fiction by Delia Pring

Delia Pring's compelling short story takes us into the fragmented world of mental illness

IF THE MEN PUSH YOU, short fiction by Sid Walls

When Ella tells me what men want I think, not Alan. Alan wants magic eyes, he tells me they will be made of glass and have stars on them

The Fairy Godmothers by Ann Erskine

Ann Erskine's short fiction explores the bonds of sisterhood and loyalty.

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