Tag Archives: Richard Lakin

Shug – a short story

He was spiking soggy leaves in the quadrangle, stalking them as they blew in spirals, stooped against the bitter wind. Miss Shanks watched him wince and rub at the base of his spine as she sipped her tea. He reminded … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold – a short story

Not the brilliant Stone Roses’ track, but a short story… Friday: ‘Any better suggestions?’ Carol said nothing. He gripped the wheel, digging his fingernails into the soft leather leaving a cluster of half-moon impressions. He jabbed the button on the … Continue reading

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My short story Lye Noon available to listen to here….

                      I’ve never had my work performed by an actor so what a great experience to listen to Jack Trow reading my story Lye Noon. You can listen to it … Continue reading

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‘A Little Love’ wins Cardiff Review short story award 2016

I had the great news earlier this month that my short story ‘A Little Love’ has won the Cardiff Review short story award. There’s an excerpt of the story here and a full version in the Fall edition of the … Continue reading

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Out to Pasture

I’m playing hooky, skiving, swinging the lead, whatever you want to call it. The sky is black and a stiff wind is getting up, sending frothing waves crashing into the shore. Blobs of foam drift over my head and I … Continue reading

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A Head for Business

Lang’s toenails bit into his soles. Lang hated silences, didn’t like eye contact, so Lang put an end to it. ‘You’re asking me to kill someone. You’re not buying a settee,’ he said. Darcy’s pencil tapped on the blotter. Lang … Continue reading

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Published in Silver Apples

I’m delighted to have a piece published in Silver Apples magazine. The piece is about our experiences of driving in Europe and the pressures, but ultimately rewards, of a family holiday. Small, negotiable payment is required to view but please … Continue reading

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