Stories

Short stories for you to download for free. (To download these stories, click on the title and save to your desktop/device).

 

> Sarah Hall 'Mrs Fox' Winner of BBCNSSA 2013

> Lucy Wood 'Notes from the House Spirits' shortlisted for BBCNSSA 2013

> Lionel Shriver 'Prepositions' shortlisted for BBCNSSA 2013

> Lavinia Greenlaw 'We are Watching Something Terrible Happening' shortlisted for BBCNSSA 2013

> Lisa Blower 'Barmouth' shortlisted for BBCNSSA 2013

> Naomi Alderman 'Jewfish'
> Naomi Alderman 'Other People's Gods'
shortlisted for the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award
> Trezza Azzopardi 'Sticks and Stones'

> Richard Beard 'Guidelines for Measures to Cope with Disgraceful and Other Events' shortlisted for the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award

> Melvin Burgess 'Blood Story'
> John Burnside 'Something Like Happy'
> Kate Clanchy 'The Not Dead and the Saved' shortlisted for the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award
> David Constantine 'Tea at the Midland' winner of the 2010 BBC National Short Story Award
> Linda Cracknell 'The Lost Son'

> Anne Donovan 'But' originally published by Artlink and Scottish Book Trust
> Anne Donovan 'Sleepers'
> Aminatta Forna 'Hayward's Heath' shortlisted for the 2010 BBC National Short Story Award
> Jane Gardam 'The People on Privilege Hill' shortlisted for the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award

> Niven Govinden 'We Are Always At Your Service' originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3's The Verb

> Dominic Green 'The Clockwork Atom Bomb' originally published in Interzone 198
> Romesh Gunesekera 'The Library' originally published in Underwords: The Hidden City (MAIA press)
> Sarah Hall 'Butcher's Perfume' shortlisted for the 2010 BBC National Short Story Award

> Peter Hobbs 'Deep Blue Sea' from I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train (Faber)
> Nicholas Hogg 'How the Tiger Lost Its Stripes' editor's choice 2009 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

> Tove Jansson 'Snow' from A Winter Book (Sort Of Books)
> Adam Kamiński 'The Girl from the Train' translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

> Jackie Kay 'My Daughter, the Fox' originally published in Endangered Species
> Etgar Keret 'Magic & Childhood: three tales of innocence from Israel'
> James Lasdun 'It's Beginning to Hurt' winner of the National Short Story Prize 2006

> Alison MacLeod 'The Will Writer' originally published in Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction (Penguin)
> Alison MacLeod 'Coupling' originally published in Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction (Penguin)
> Jon McGregor 'If It Keeps On Raining' shortlisted for the 2010 BBC National Short Story Award
> Sara Maitland 'Moss Witch' shortlisted for the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award

> Katherine Mansfield 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel'

> Patrick Ness 'The New World' exclusive short story from his tenure as Booktrust writer in residence
> Courttia Newland 'Smile Mannequin, Smile' originally published in Music for the Off-Key (Peepal Tree Press)
> Rebecca O'Connor 'St. John of the Miraculous Lake'

> Helen Oyeyemi 'My Daughter, The Racist' shortlisted for the 2010 BBC National Short Story Award
> Ian Rankin 'An Afternoon'
> Janes Rogers 'Hitting Trees With Sticks' shortlisted for the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award
> Lionel Shriver 'Exchange Rates' shortlisted for the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award
> Erin Soros 'Surge' shortlisted for the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award
> Adam Thorpe 'The Names' shortlisted for the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award
> Ricardo Waale 'A Special Day' translated by Christina MacSweeney
> John Waddington-Feather 'The High Master and Little Billy Clough'
> Jack Wallsten 'Something Light' originally published in Aesthetica Magazine
> Clare Wigfall 'The Numbers' winner the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award
> Clare Wigfall 'Before Their Very Eyes' written as part of her online residency
> Gerard Woodward 'A Tray of Ice Cubes'

> Evie Wyld 'The Whales' exclusive short story from her tenure as Booktrust writer in residence