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Six Days of Alan Beard #1: Wants To Get High A new Alan Beard short story every day this week

Six Days of Alan Beard #1: Wants To Get High

A new Alan Beard short story every day this week

by OL House Writer,
first published: April, 2024

approximate reading time: minutes

A new short from Alan Beard for each of the next six days...

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For the next six days we're in a fortunate happy place, publishing a new Alan Beard short each day. Alan has a rich and storied history, publishing two story collections, Taking Doreen Out of the Sky (Picador, 1999) and You Don’t Have to Say (Tindal Street Press, 2010). Numerous stories and flashes have appeared in magazines and anthologies, in the UK, USA and Canada including Malahat Review, London Magazine, Best British Short Stories (Salt), most recently in Digbeth Stories (Floodgate 2023) and Thursday Nights (Tindal Street Fiction Group, 2023). Alan is Tom Gallon award winner; and is currently finishing off a third collection. 

 

WANTS TO GET HIGH

Wants to get high will go to great lengths will tackle the dark the twisty streets of love the canal reek beside him the trembling hand on the door the misconception the spots and boils the bloodshot eyes the days drummed out of town, the seas within broiling, coughing up cabbage, the mis-perceived. The peace that might come.

© 2024, Alan Beard


essentials
Beard. An intro to Six Days with Alan Beard
Six Day with Alan Beard: Wants to Get High 
Six Day with Alan Beard: Too Many Bags
Six Day with Alan Beard: Slightly
Six Day with Alan Beard: Gone
Six Day with Alan Beard: Riot
Six Day with Alan Beard: Whatwastherethematterwithher?

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