Litro: Literary Magazine – Stories Transport You

  • The Light Was Fine The Light Was Fine
  • Dark Matters Dark Matters
  • The Diffraction of Light on the Fibres The Diffraction of Light on the Fibres
  • Taxed on Affection Taxed on Affection
  • Oasis Oasis
  • Night on the Hill Night on the Hill
  • They're Just ... Here They're Just ... Here
  • Taiki-chū no chinmoku (The Silence of Waiting) Taiki-chū no chinmoku (The Silence of Waiting)

 

 

     

 #flashfriday

  • Almost There, and Back Again

    Behind her, she hears him call, but lets his voice float away and mingle with the noise of the evening, the distant tinkling of cutlery, laughter, an owl hooting somewhere above her in the dark.

#Story Sunday

  • Jar of Silence

    “Draw me a story,” his little sister would ask him almost every evening, and shadowy contours of a human figure would begin to appear under the brisk but confident movements of the charcoal.

 Back Issues

#Essay Saturday

 #Arts & Culture

#On Writing

  • The Art of Black Humour

    It seems a fitting time to declare that there is nothing out there as potent as black comedy to capture the absurdity of life in our time.

Litro Lab

#Tuesday Tales

  • Open Studio

    A few steps of a staircase filled the entire frame, but the sunlight captured and amplified the wood’s imperfections in a way that fascinated her. Her boss and store owner, Lucy, informed her that the photographer, John Himmermeyer, was

#Lunch Break Fiction

Latest Posts

  • Hay Fever (8/23/2017) - Where I live, each season is as pronounced as a taste – spring most conspicuous of all.
  • The Habit (8/22/2017) - Sometimes while she was at rehearsal he’d take walks along Queen as far as the textile district, returning home through the night-hum of the park.
  • The Light Was Fine (8/22/2017) - At my mother’s funeral, after the fire, my father knelt to kiss her, making the sign of the cross, fumbling with the gesture, though he’d never been religious before.
  • Book Review: The Threat Level Remains Severe, by Rowena Macdonald (8/22/2017) - A brilliantly observed examination of choices and consequences, of why we act as we do and of just how similar we all are.
  • Open Studio (8/22/2017) - A few steps of a staircase filled the entire frame, but the sunlight captured and amplified the wood’s imperfections in a way that fascinated her. Her boss and store owner, Read More
  • Book Review: Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang (8/21/2017) - “Back when my parents and I lived in Bushwick in a building sandwiched between a drug house and another drug house, the only difference being that the dangers in one Read More
  • Mistress, Mother, Executor, Nurse: Mrs Orwell at the Old Red Lion Theatre (8/21/2017) - Sonia Brownell married George Orwell on his consumptive deathbed in 1949. This strong play gives a compelling insight into this extraordinary figure.
  • Jar of Silence (8/20/2017) - “Draw me a story,” his little sister would ask him almost every evening, and shadowy contours of a human figure would begin to appear under the brisk but confident movements Read More

Fiction

  • Hay Fever

    Where I live, each season is as pronounced as a taste – spring most conspicuous of all.

Interviews

Travel & Lifestyle

  • A Tale of Michelin Stars and Time Travel

    The Crown at Burchett looks unassuming from the outside: the old brewery owned sign still hangs by the road belying its idiosyncratic and independent existence, wilfully not quite anywhere and unassuming to outsiders.

Book Reviews

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