Sonia Hope is a North-East Londoner of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. She writes short stories (and occasionally creative non-fiction). The stories on this blog were written from 2015 onwards . Some have appeared in The Nottingham Review, Flash Flood, Flight Journal, Ellipsis Zine and Ambit.

In 2019, The Cat by The Incredible Jimmy Smith was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Prize.

She is a Jerwood/Arvon mentee in the fiction category for 2019/20, mentored by Nicholas Royle, and is Librarian at the Archive & Library, National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

You can contact her here.

Or you can find her on Twitter, wasting time.

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(Short) late night walk no. 75:
Foxes 🦊 = 5
Cats = 1
Dogs = 1 (portly little terrier, maybe a Jack Russell, outside his house for a wee. Friendly & bright-eyed, sniffs & licks my hand. Owner standing by the hedge in his dressing gown calls the dog in, says goodnight)

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