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National Short Story Week

November 8, 2011

Monday marked the start of National Short Story Week here in the UK, so to celebrate I thought I’d post links to some of my favourite short stories knocking around the internet.

To kick things off, here’s a story called Crack Whore by American writer David Hardin, published in issue 201 of Thieves Jargon. Let me know what you think.

Thieves Jargon is the glob of mascara on the eye of the literary e-zine community. Editor Dan Scannell cites Charles Bukowski,  Hubert Selby, Jr., Hunter S. Thompson and William Burroughs (to name a few) as primary influences. Think whiskey, think open roads, think motel rooms and buzzing neon. Think Willy Vlautin and Cormac McCarthy. If this tumble of filth appeals to your inner Beat, Thieves Jargon accepts short stories of up to 5000 words.

 

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  1. Kat permalink
    November 17, 2011 3:31 pm

    Oh, that whole site looks amazing, just my sort of thing. It might even inspire me (ever-hopeful)! Thanks for the rec.

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