Bandit Fiction Presents… Issue One

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From harrowing tales of warfare to quickfire marketing meetings, from a young girl’s journey dealing with her mother’s cancer to a wonderfully satirical antidote to Toryism, from mail-ordered snakes to a romance author’s take on necromancy, Bandit Fiction Presents… Issue One is packed full of stories from some of the best and brightest new and emerging writing talents.

 

This issue features stories by Luke Newell, Jamie Redgate, Kyle J. Durrant, David Oakley, Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon, A.J. Kirby, Lynn Bushell, Rhiannon Willson, Joe Williams, Maria Alejandra Barrios, Matt Preston, and Andrew Murphy.

 

Cover artwork and artwork for You Get There, is by Hannah Demaine.

Artwork for William’s Birthday is by Rosna Sanchdev.

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From harrowing tales of warfare to quickfire marketing meetings, from a young girl’s journey dealing with her mother’s cancer to a wonderfully satirical antidote to Toryism, from mail-ordered snakes to a romance author’s take on necromancy, Bandit Fiction Presents… Issue One is packed full of stories from some of the best and brightest new and emerging writing talents.

Abomination by Kyle J. Durrant

Having barely escaped with his life, a veteran recounts the horrors he experienced at Passchendaele.

Household Chores by Matt Preston

Thoroughly fed up with her husband, a woman raids his precious garage in search of the perfect tool to fix her broken situation.

One Of Those Dreams by Joe Williams

We’ve all had that dream, the naked one, but what if it wasn’t a dream?

Succubus in Print by Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon

A romance author finds herself inspired to write darker stories.

See It. Say It. Sorted. by Jamie Redgate

Welcome to the most successful marketing meeting of all time, at least for these rail employees.

The Great Leap Forward by Andrew Murphy

Told through a series of connected diary entries and letters, it tells the story of an astronaut forced to leave his young family to set out on an experimental time travel mission.

Human Safari by A.J. Kirby

This satirical antidote to traditional British Toryism follows a House of Commons underling on a fact-finding expedition to the darkness of Manchester.

William's Birthday by David Oakley

Fed up of William’s persnickety ways, his long-suffering wife orders him monthly, mail-ordered snakes for his birthday.

Adalina by Maria Alejandra Barrios

An ageing shopkeeper finds a kindred soul in the young immigrant woman who keeps stealing from his store.

Footnotes by Lynn Bushell

Everyone has that person from their schooldays that they’d happily never see again. For Alys, that person is Brenda Fasham.

You Get There by Rhiannon Willson

Told by her childhood self, a young woman recounts the personal journey of coping with her mother’s cancer.

Shoelaces by Luke Newell

Two friends have possibly their first real conversation, and it doesn’t end how either would have hoped.

1 review for Bandit Fiction Presents… Issue One

  1. jake (verified owner)

    this is a pretty good first issue. i think it could have been served better by rearranging some of the stories, but that is just a stylistic preference on my part and doesn’t really reflect much about the magazine itself. what i mean is, i think some of the stronger stories are buried deeper into the mag, and could be bumped further up to create a more gripping opening. the standout story for me was YOU GET THERE, for just catching my attention right in the opening paragraph. overall this issue provides a pretty wide array of different styles of writing (though all of them seem to have a noticeable sense of britishness to them–not a bad thing). also, the cover art is great. good stuff!

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