Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.
The McFeggan Offensive by William Boyd
The late great John Sessions reads a story for radio by long time friend and collaborator
The Crongton Soup Kitchen by Alex Wheatle
A heartwarming tale about family, festive traditions and sibling rivalries.
Progress by Jo Lloyd
An original work for radio from the winner of the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award
Trip and Fall by Maria Thomas
Maria Thomas puts a female black academic at the centre of her short story Trip and Fall.
Angela's Mother by Michele Forbes
A woman is resigned to an unchanging future, until hope drops through her letterbox.
The Cleaner by Mary Paulson-Ellis
A woman returns to her home village in Scotland but is haunted by the past.