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“Belief, feeling, memory, twisting them into skeins” – inspiration for a story

This beautiful image is part of a series of knotted tapestries - "The Witchcraft Series" - by the hugely talented textile artist Anne Jackson, which use language and image to explore the history and symbolism of witchcraft. I saw these works at an exhibition at the Museum in the Park in Stroud last year, and this … Continue reading “Belief, feeling, memory, twisting them into skeins” – inspiration for a story

‘Waiting For The Runners’ in Best British Short Stories 2018

It's not every day the novelist and SALT Publishing editor Nicholas Royle tweets that he's enjoyed your story, even better when he sends a message later that day to say he'd like to include it in this year's SALT anthology, Best British Short Stories 2018! That was some months ago, and yesterday this beautiful volume … Continue reading ‘Waiting For The Runners’ in Best British Short Stories 2018

Piñata – Short Fiction by Chloe Turner

Earlier this month I was very pleased to have a story published at the Mechanics' Institute Review's online home, MIROnline. I started out intending it to be a funny story, but evidently I have deep-seated feelings about children's parties, and it rapidly turned dark! You can read Piñata here. This is the second time I've had … Continue reading Piñata – Short Fiction by Chloe Turner