39 episodes

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.

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    • Drama

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.

    Singular by Diana Evans

    Singular by Diana Evans

    Two friend discuss love as one of them re-embarks on the dating scene later on in life

    • 14 min
    The Book of the Dead by Carmen Maria Machado

    The Book of the Dead by Carmen Maria Machado

    A specially commissioned short story in which a seduction exacts a high price.

    • 14 min
    Siren by Holly Corfield Carr

    Siren by Holly Corfield Carr

    From an island in the Bristol Channel, a distress signal goes out over the airwaves.

    • 14 min
    The Ice Child by Kirsty Logan

    The Ice Child by Kirsty Logan

    A story of birth, growth and magic, read by Nicola Ferguson. Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

    • 14 min
    Her Face by Elizabeth Day

    Her Face by Elizabeth Day

    The final specially-commissioned work celebrating the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award

    • 14 min
    Liv by KJ Orr

    Liv by KJ Orr

    The forth specially-commissioned work celebrating the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award

    • 13 min

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