You have no items in your cart. Want to get some nice things?Go shopping
The day after I met Grace – her pierced little mouth, her shitkicker boots, her hands as small as goosebumps writing numbers on my palm. The day after I met her, I went to the heart rental place.
Litro Lab this week features an unsettling fantasy tale of clockwork love by the talented short story writer Kirsty Logan. I’ve been a fan of Kirsty’s weird, funny, sharp writing since I came across this story, called ‘The Rental Heart‘, in Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories 2011, so it’s a pleasure to feature her work on the podcast.
Kirsty is 28 and lives in Glasgow. As a fiction writer, her work has been widely published in print and online, recorded for radio and podcasts, and exhibited in galleries. Her short stories have been published in over 80 journals and literary magazines, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
She is currently working on her first novel, Rust and Stardust, and a short story collection, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales, which she says can be summed up in the three words: “dark sex magic”, very much in keeping with Litro’s magical theme this month.
To listen to the podcast, use the player below, or search “Litro Lab” on iTunes.