9 short stories from female British writers you need to read before you die


Short stories may not take as long as novels to put together, but that doesn’t make them any easier to perfect.

Crafting a short story that really sings off the page — one that stays with the reader after the book’s been slotted back on the shelf — is no easy feat.

There are plenty of people who have one hell of a talent for it, though.

From libraries and hospitals to pressed roses and foot fetishes, here are some short stories from female British writers you badly need to check out. Read more…

1. “When the Door Closed, It Was Dark”, by Alison Moore (published in The Best British Short Stories 2011)

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