Book review: The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan

Towards the end of the final story of "Tiger Palace", the final story in Kirsty Logan's debut collection, an empress finds herself in a state of confusion after a night of love with a female traveller: She wants this to be their story - the press of mouth on mouth, the touch of skin - … Continue reading Book review: The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan

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Short story round-up: online fiction I’ve enjoyed recently

I love a good short story. In recent years my bookshelf has become home to dozens of short story collections, a few of which I have reviewed for this blog. Yet, while I enjoy reading conventionally published short story books, and occasionally sit down to read stories published in The Tangerine and Mslexia, two print magazines … Continue reading Short story round-up: online fiction I’ve enjoyed recently