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    Ghosts in the Attic

    'Unpack-repack. That recurring dream that you only have in your Home Bed...'

    Little Giveaways

    "Jazz was being played over the stereo like theme music, as if they were acting in a television drama where each character had some essential trait, some crucial role."

    Specks

    "From a space we might call "above", an Entity watches - gargantuan, unfathomable, other."

    A Quick Trip Far Away

    "One summer, a summer which now seems to have passed by long ago, I slept and dreamt for the first time on the mainland."

    21st Century Midas

    "‘Look, you have drunk £3.15. You fool, that’s £3.15 you’ve eaten.’ Clink, the cup on the saucer, the coins sliding down my throat."

    Forgive me, Katherine Mansfield, for I have sinned.

    "The essay I would go on to write, and, reader, the article I had drafted and readied for this very publication, would, I see now, have Mansfield, alongside pretty much every other writer of fiction, willing to cross both space and time in order to beat me around the head with a copy of Crime and Punishment."

    The Masque of the Red Death: Reading our way out of...

    Edgar Allan Poe wrote his short story, the Masque of the Red Death, after his wife had been diagnosed with the then-incurable disease, tuberculosis....

    Dispatches: ‘Marooned between past and present, not here’

    A short story of everyday escapism, by Izzy Smith

    Anything but a simple fairy-tale

    Ebere Nweze is impressed by this unnerving and sharp new adaptation of Wilde’s short story

    Fiction: “Alone it is far harder to imagine”

    Alexandra Illingworth explores the poignancy of growing up with a fraught sibling relationship