Belly, in Best British Short Stories 2020

Vanessa couldn’t believe her luck when Reggie asked her out. I’ll treat you to a Nando’s, he said.

He drove her to the West End in a silver Volkswagen Golf GTi. Vanessa didn’t dare ask where he’d got it. They abandoned the car down a side street off Charing Cross Road and ran laughing towards Trafalgar Square.

Belly, my short-short story published in Ellipsis Zine in 2019, is included in Salt Publishing’s Best British Short Stories 2020 anthology. Thanks to Nicholas Royle for choosing it.

Read the rest in the anthology, available from Salt, or online.






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