Mattie tried to remain composed while she faced the IriScan, keeping her features relaxed so the pigment algorithm of her irises could be analysed. It was hard to do it with thick dental gauze stuffed down one side of her bleeding and painful mouth. There was no use complaining to the jolly-looking cashier. The dentist […]
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The Devil Next Door

Mark Blayney

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

Look across the road early evening – they moved in today and have not yet put up curtains. They pace diagonally in the frame of glass, touch- ing each …

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Never Never Land: Peter Goulding on Climbing the Slate Quarries of Snowdonia

Peter Goulding

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

Lee and I walk out of the campsite and down the hill, past small sheepfields towards the village, a row of terrace houses reaches up. The slope of the …

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Abel Thomas and Sons Butter Merchants Ltd

Elizabeth Griffiths

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

‘The Abel family had business in its blood.’ So writes DJ Williams of my mother’s forbears in his deeply felt memoir of nineteenth-century Carmarthens …

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Jynx Torquilla

Marilyn Barlow

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

One week was all it took. We had put in an offer. it was accepted and in three months, the smallholding with its trees was ours. By then we had realis …

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Hawks of Dust and Wine

Sarah Tanburn

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Fiction

My parents lived in an old farmhouse in Brycheiniog. From our sitting room you could see the hills rolling away. The sun lit a different field, the ne …

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Animation trailer for On Slate by Peter Goulding

Animation & video by Emily & Edalie Roberts

PUBLISHED ON: 05/06/19

CATEGORY: Book trailer

Animation trailer of this humorous and engaging nonfiction account of the oddball community of rock climbers on Dinorwic’s slate quarries in Snowdonia …

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The Word by JL George

Animation & artwork: Emily & Edalie Roberts.

PUBLISHED ON: 05/06/19

CATEGORY: Book trailer

Filmic trailer of a dystopian novella with big themes of propaganda, communication and cohersion with a touching teenage boys’ friendship at it heart. …

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Hometown Tales: Wales

Suzy Ceulan Hughes is charmed by two single stories about home, displacement and identity confusion

PUBLISHED ON: 30/10/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

Hometown Tales, Wales is the latest in Weidenfeld & Nicolson’s ‘Original Tales by Regional [sic] Writers’ series, which pairs ‘exciting new voices …

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Citizen Thinker Ed

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/18

CATEGORY: Editorial

The New Welsh Writing Awards, established by ourselves to promote long-form creative prose forms in a programme of rotating categories, completed its …

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