One Potato, Two Potato: Part Three

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One day, not long before Easter, he trudges in weary from sheep shearing on Edgecumbe’s estate. Of his wife, the is no sign. A broth has boiled dry on its hook, the charred crust at its bottom stinks out the whole croft. The days’ marketing waits, in her basket, abandoned upon the table: limp herbs, three small filmy-eyed mackerel. He finds her sat like a hen among the vines, near enough the spot where her old quince tree used to drop its wormy, wasp-blown fruit. Just sat there, legs stretched out under the collapsed sails of her skirts, fists dug […]

Things that Jump: Part Two

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Things That Jump: Part Two is a beautiful story by Gillian Pressley, a regular author at Writer to Writers who penned numerous stories published here.

Things That Jump: Part One

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Now There’s a man clinging with his back to the jutting rock of the first of the Three Sisters, the only one you can actually get to without climbing gear. A black man, in scuffed jeans and an old work shirt with a checked pattern on it, white and red, washed soft. His hair frizzes around his head, smushed into the stone at the back, where he presses his skull against the uneven face of the rock, like a half-hatched egg the rough rock-pillar gave birth to. They are called the Three Sisters after all. Why shouldn’t they hatch a […]


A wonderful sort story by Writer to Writers’ ongoing author, Gillian Presley. Join the author in this exploration and enjoy the story.

How to Get to Houston, in English and Vietnamese: Part Two

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Only $25 left. And Chris had said keep it, for food. Lan didn’t know how much money Chris had, if she had any at all. She’d bought Chris Coca Cola, cans of Red Bull. Snickers bars and Doritos. Gum. Once, a piece of pie with ice cream at a diner, that they shared. At home she always shared with her friends. They shared with her too. It was bình thường. Normal. El Paso is on the border with Mexico. Almost Texas. Almost there now. Chris says they ‘gotta watch out’ for the Grasshoppers. ‘Great food, though y’never know what all […]