A Story a Day: Month Eleven

For this month, I chose (kind of) at random stories from Granta (I ended up needing to purchase a subscription to finish reading Month Three, so thought I’d use them again), the literary quarterly from Cambridge University. I say ‘kind of’ because I scrolled through their list and chose any story that I came across – but skipped over the excerpts because I wanted stand-alone stories. As with the previous ten months, I have no idea what these stories are about – the goal is simply to experience new writing. Feel free to read along!

  1. Abandonment” by Ralf Webb
  2.  “Dogs of Summer” by Andrea Abreu (Translated by Julia Sanches)
  3. Bridge Over the Yallahs River” by Diana McCaulay
  4. Scream Queen” by Julia Armfield
  5. Welcome to the New World” by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
  6. The Nightwatch” by Mary Rokonadravu
  7. We Had to Remove This Post” by Hanna Bervoets (Translated by Emma Rault)
  8. Acts of Service” by Lillian Fishman
  9. Ghosts” by Adam Foulds
  10. National Dress” by Rebecca Sollom
  11. An English Opening” by Maxim Osipov (Translated by Alex Fleming)
  12. Staying In” by Lieke Marsman (Translated by Sophie Collins)
  13. The Rub” by William Hawkins
  14. The Kingdom of Sand” by Andrew Holleran
  15. How It Works” by David Hayden
  16. Borromean Rings” by Andrea Chapela (Translated by Kelsi Vanada)
  17. Two Nameless Women” by Cristina Rivera Garza (Translated by Sarah Booker)
  18. Small Girl Laundry” by Adachioma Ezeano
  19. Signal” by Zakia Uddin
  20. A Stiff Flame From the Neck” by Kathryn Scanlan
  21. Oldladyvoice” by Elisa Victoria (Translated by Charlotte Whittle)
  22. Just the Plague” by Ludmila Ulitskaya (Translated by Polly Gannon)
  23. A Place I’d Go To” by Kathryn Scanlan
  24. One Muggy Spring, Thanks, Dot and Secretly Try” by Diane Williams
  25. Ruins in Reverse” by Carlos Fonseca (Translated by Megan McDowell)
  26. Unbury Our Dead with Song” by Mũkoma Wa Ngũgĩ
  27. Travellers Inside the Marquee” by Eudris Planche Savón (Translated by Margaret Jull Costa)
  28. Uninhabitants” by Gonzalo Baz (Translated by Christina MacSweeney)
  29. Capsule” by Mateo García Elizondo (Translated by Robin Myers)
  30. Kingdoms” by Miluska Benavides (Translated by Katherine Silver)

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