Short Story Fanatics! As we enter the final three days of the GBP Short Story Prize, catch our judges recommending some of their favourite short stories. Today, @Tiny_Camels is all over Eley Williams’ ‘Alight at the next’. Read it here: https://t.co/jDDESt5K3z pic.twitter.com/sGN8l76eUQ
— Galley Beggar Press (@GalleyBeggars) September 28, 2018
“// A man // pushes on // to get inside // the carriage before I’ve had time // to step down
and, without thinking and certainly without hinges I am holding out my hand and placing a finger in the middle of his forehead.
He freezes. The carriage freezes, a carriage steamed-up and bulbous with umbrellas and the slapping batskin wings of waterproof jackets.”
From “alight at the next” by Eley Williams (3AM Magazine).