It wasn't like Mr. Smith to be late. Eleven o'clock on the dot: that's when he always came. She couldn't remember a time when he'd ever been late, before. Eleven o'clock, on the dot, every Saturday. Her morning break would begin, and there would be Mr. Smith, with his tea and her coffee and maybe a flapjack or a macaroon or a Belgian bun. Oh, she looked forward to it so much. She knew it was ridiculous, but she didn't care. But today he was late. And he was never late. She sat in the Granary Café on the fourth floor of Williamson's, drinking her coffee alone, watching his tea go cold, looking around for him, wondering what was keeping him, trying not to think about what might have happened to him.
If you would like to read the rest of this story, please check out Lovers' Lies, theArachne Press anthology in which it, and many other sexy and lovable stories from the League archives, appears.
Journalist Catriona Troth came along to our Twist & Turn night, reviewed it and interviewed Katy, Liam, Cliff and author/actor Carrie. See what she said in her article for WordsWithJam here.
BUY OUR AUTHORS' NEW BOOKS!
Longtime contributors Niall Boyce, Jonathan Pinnock & Richard Smyth all have books out which you'd be well advised to buy, then read, then buy for others. All genres are catered for, from novels (Niall's Veronica Britton) and short stories (Jonathan's Dot Dash) to nonfiction (Richard's Bumfodder)
KATY LIAR'S DEBUT NOVEL
Liar Katy Darby's debut novel, a Victorian drama called The Unpierced Heart (previously titled The Whores' Asylum) is now out in Penguin paperback. It's had nice reviews in The Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times & Metro (4*).
OUR INTERVIEW WITH ANNEXE MAG!
They came, they saw, they asked us a bunch of interesting questions. Interview by Nick of Annexe Magazine with Katy of LL: here