Short story review: ‘The House on St. John’s Avenue’ by Paul McMichael

Title: 'The House on St. John's Avenue' by Paul McMichael Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 6 (Bristol Review of Books Ltd.) Date Read: 05 January 2014 Briefly: Eric and Jack head to Robert and Felipe's remodelled home for a … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 6

Every year I look forward to the Bristol Short Story Prize anthology, and there’s a good reason for this - it never seems to disappoint. I realise that I’m perhaps being a little premature in saying such a thing, but I have real confidence in the … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: The Klinefelter’s Adventures: Chromosome of Havoc by Rachael Withers

Story Title: 'The Klinefelter's Adventures: Chromosome of Havoc' by Rachael Withers. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: A day in the life and loves of a college student, who suffers from … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: National Gallery by Peter Winder

Story Title: 'National Gallery' by Peter Winder. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: The narrator is a regimented sort of chap. He eats his sandwiches in the restroom at work at … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: Baking Blind by Melanie Whipman

Story Title: 'Baking Blind' by Melanie Whipman. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: Naive and somewhat blinded by a romantic notion of Britain (a love fostered by her father, an … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: Brown Bag by Safia Shah

Story Title: 'Brown Bag' by Safia Shah. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: With her Mum dead and her ashes lying in an urn, Jennifer reflects on her mother's passing and on incidental … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: The Last Fare by Philip St John

Story Title: 'The Last Fare' by Philip St John. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: Dudley knows, along with the rest of the taxi drivers, that travelling the road to Chapeltown at … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: Open Mike Night by Robert Perry

Story Title: 'Open Mike Night' by Robert Perry. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: It's open mike night and Mike gets the opportunity to openly declare his love for the beautiful … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: Cats and Elephants by Nastasya Parker

Story Title: 'Cats and Elephants' by Nastasya Parker. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: Ms Favrell and Cindy are in love with one another, but disapproval and worry put a taint on their … [Read more...]

Short Story Review: What’s Eating Him? by Paul O’Reilly

Story Title: 'What's Eating Him?' by Paul O'Reilly. Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 4 (Bristol Review of Books) Briefly: Earl doesn't come from the town but it's the second Sunday in a row that he's visiting its diner. … [Read more...]