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.
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