Ornithology – Sixteen Short Stories

Ornithology – Sixteen Short Stories
Release Date: 2nd June 2017
Author: Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Confingo Publishing 

Here we have sixteen short stories about birds, or sixteen short stories which happen to feature the odd bird or two, be they flapping in the sky or taken out to the back with a knife. As a central concept it ties the stories of love, deceit, and overall strangeness together so they can happily coexist within the same work. It’s a popular device to sell short stories, just look at Haruki Murakami’s ‘Men Without Women’ just below this post. You need those birds to thrive. Or at least some hook, talon, or beak.  Continue reading


Men Without Women

Men Without Women
Release Date: 9th May 2017
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Harvill Secker

Men without women tend to oversleep. Men without women sometimes forget to brush their teeth. Men without women like to sit and count stars. Men without women often wonder about nothing much at all. But enough about me, let’s take a look at Murakami’s latest short story collection, giving us seven tales of solo souls, and the women that they meet. So, not quite without, but not entirely there.  Continue reading

Bunbury Publishing LTD Creative Anthology Volume 1: 2016


Bunbury Publishing Ltd speak for the little person. It’s a way for that little person to have their words read by others. It’s been an e magazine release up until now, with a pay what you want model in place, so even the stingiest can enjoy a wide range of short stories, poetry, flash fiction, art and interviews. With twelve issues in tow, there is a lot of content to keep long nights short and empty days full.  Continue reading