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Sullying Summer by Emma Turkel

I was on my way to meet Uncle Karl. It was the middle of summer, when my levels of blasé were sky-high and my perpetual illnesses were dormant. I was able to drink two cups of coffee per day during this time as opposed to the autumn-through-spring rule of one, as my sweat glands...

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Doorstep Vigil by Rue Baldry

The city was outside the car window when I woke up, all lit up with traffic lights and street lights and kebab shops. The sky was purplish stripes. I’d fallen asleep on the long drive back from the seaside. There weren’t as many traffic jams as usual, so it must have been pretty late. The insides of my crocs were gritty and my eyes felt sanded, too...

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The Wheel at the Centre by Marcus O’Shea

You can smell space, not direct like, you’d die doing that. But you can pick up bits of it from the things that went outside, wafts of recently used space suits or antennas brought in for repair.

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Fauna by Armaan Kapur

“These men,” he says, “were idealists. They were convinced escape would find them, and their consequences would simply evaporate with the passage of time. They waited and wandered for days, until their fingers became wiry and their eyes couldn’t focus …

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The Fourth Date by Anna Geary-Meyer

I had been dreaming of water, of cool, chlorinated rhythms, but I woke with a dry tongue and gaping mouth, body thirsty but still not conscious enough to act. I squinted into the in-between light of an almost sunrise, my hand tangled in E’s black hair …

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Bringing Back Bob by Charlotte Wuhrer

We didn’t tell anybody we were going. We were going to pick up Bob from Denmark. We knew he was waiting. And we knew Peter wanted to get rid of him. We hadn’t been spontaneous for at least a year.

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A Monkey On A Horse by James Carson

James Carson reads from his fantastic story 'A Monkey on a Horse'. James came all the way from Scotland to take part in the book launch of our Streets of Berlin anthology. He really read beautifully, you're in for a treat. We're sorry about the sound quality, but get 50 people in a cellar and things get a bit crackly.

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Blood Red Oxfords (Size 39) by Emily Cataneo

This reading was videoed by one our contributors to The Reader's Streets of Berlin Anthology, Emily Cataneo.

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