I’m Claire Ladds, a UK-based author of dark and emotive fiction and short stories, often with a crime in there somewhere! My short stories have been published in mainstream and literary magazines and collections in the UK, US and Australia, and online. I'm honoured to say that some have won an award or prize. My fiction often incorporates crime or misdemeanour, or an internalised injustice. But I also write about love and heartache, relationships and responsibilities, and the pain and pleasure that these can create. I love to place my characters in untenable emotional, ethical and very … Read more... about About
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May has been Short Story Month. Anyone who knows me well is aware that I'm a real short story fan, … [Read More...] about Short Story Month – I’m addicted to short stories!
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