Story Cities 2019

Story Cities 2019 : A City Guide for the Imagination

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Story Cities explore ways in which stories respond to, reflect and re-imagine the city.

Explore new short fictions in multiple genres that address the city. A guide book to the fictional city, all cities, any city: its markets, squares, cafés, hotels, parks, stations and ports; the main streets, side streets, back alleys, dead ends and the crossroads. Never identified, the city has a voice of its own.



This brilliant collection of flash fiction sparkles with originality and many of its images stayed with me; the mechanical cigarette machine which sounds like a 12 gauge shot gun being loaded, the commuter obsessing about another commuter's shoes, the sense of safety, belonging and ownership you can experience while on a train, the ghosts you only see when you are sad, the 123 lost gloves mourning their partners, and the couple kissing in a public square aware that they are making a memory not just for themselves but for everyone else who witnesses it, an act that becomes part of the square's collective history, embedding itself in the bones of the city. This collection of precision-crafted meditations on public spaces makes us realise that everywhere we go in a city we are only ever a few feet away from a writer jotting it all down in a their moleskin, helping us rethink our feelings about shared environments, crowds, transport and architecture - the throwaway beauty of urban life.

David Gaffney
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 127 x 178 x 6mm | 104.33g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Alternate
  • 2nd Alternate
  • 1909208825
  • 9781909208827

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A collection of new flash fiction in multiple genres, about the things you see, experience and feel in the city. This is not your usual city guide to one particular city, but rather to all cities, any city...

This collection of precision-crafted meditations on public spaces makes us realise that everywhere we go in a city we are only ever a few feet away from a writer jotting it all down in their moleskin, helping us rethink our feelings about shared environments, crowds, transport and architecture - the throwaway beauty of urban life.
David Gaffney

Exactly captures the restless mood of cities... The stories describe familiar things in interesting ways or lead you, like a guide book, to something new. Like a city dweller or visitor, you will want to return again and again and each time there will be more to relish.
Jude Higgins
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