Fiction Sneak Peek: September 9, 2023 Issue


A warm welcome to the fiction in this week’s issue, dated September 9, 2023

Short Stories

Our opening story this week is “The Missing Locket” by Suzan Lindsay Randle. We’re in 1894, and young Percy must prove that he is not a thief. Illustration from Sailesh Thakrar (above).

Livvie has misplaced something important in all her piles of paper, in Anne Stenhouse’s “Breaking The Habit”. Artwork, Mandy Dixon.

One lady’s daily commute will never be the same again, in “One Last Journey”, by Alison Wassell.

Zoe spots a possible Prince Charming – on the upper deck of the bus stopped in traffic right outside her window! “Meeting Mr Corky” by Sara Partington is illustrated by Ruth Blair.

Devin is anxious about meeting his son’s girlfriend, in Teresa Ashby’s “Bring Her Home”. Illustrated by Kirk Houston…

…and a little sister is excited to start school, in “Ready, Year One” by Eirin Thompson.

Our final story of this issue is Katie Ashmore’s “Caving In”, where one man must search for a moment of clarity amongst the darkness… Artwork from Karen Milne.

Serials

A new three-part serial begins today – Liz Filleul’s “Manor Of Mystery”. Set in 1958, private detectives Jon and Pat head to Cornwall, in search of a missing man…Artwork from David Young.

It’s Part Two of “Under The Apple Trees”, by Sara Partington – and the first day of hard work for the volunteers. But who can Abigail trust? Artwork throughout by Gerard Fay.

Series

Tash is excited to show the children their costumes, in Lydia Jones’ “The Play’s The Thing”…

…while over on Glenda Young’s “Riverside”, will Anna be able to smarten Debbie up for her interview?

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Lucy Crichton

Better known as “Fiction Editor Lucy”, I am always on the look-out for the very best short stories, poems and pocket novels. As well as sourcing enjoyable content, I enjoy working with our established contributors, encouraging new talent, and celebrating 155 years of “Friend” fiction!

Fiction Sneak Peek: September 9, 2023 Issue

A warm welcome to the fiction in this week’s issue, dated September 9, 2023

Short Stories

Our opening story this week is “The Missing Locket” by Suzan Lindsay Randle. We’re in 1894, and young Percy must prove that he is not a thief. Illustration from Sailesh Thakrar (above).

Livvie has misplaced something important in all her piles of paper, in Anne Stenhouse’s “Breaking The Habit”. Artwork, Mandy Dixon.

One lady’s daily commute will never be the same again, in “One Last Journey”, by Alison Wassell.

Zoe spots a possible Prince Charming – on the upper deck of the bus stopped in traffic right outside her window! “Meeting Mr Corky” by Sara Partington is illustrated by Ruth Blair.

Devin is anxious about meeting his son’s girlfriend, in Teresa Ashby’s “Bring Her Home”. Illustrated by Kirk Houston…

…and a little sister is excited to start school, in “Ready, Year One” by Eirin Thompson.

Our final story of this issue is Katie Ashmore’s “Caving In”, where one man must search for a moment of clarity amongst the darkness… Artwork from Karen Milne.

Serials

A new three-part serial begins today – Liz Filleul’s “Manor Of Mystery”. Set in 1958, private detectives Jon and Pat head to Cornwall, in search of a missing man…Artwork from David Young.

It’s Part Two of “Under The Apple Trees”, by Sara Partington – and the first day of hard work for the volunteers. But who can Abigail trust? Artwork throughout by Gerard Fay.

Series

Tash is excited to show the children their costumes, in Lydia Jones’ “The Play’s The Thing”…

…while over on Glenda Young’s “Riverside”, will Anna be able to smarten Debbie up for her interview?

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