Now available for a bargainous £2 is the ninth in a series of chapbooks printed by Forest Publications: a collection of short stories entitled, Vignettes from Below by Julia Boll. The lovely cover is from Rosie Etherington.

Here’s an excerpt:

“When the fires broke out, I was so high on endorphins I didn’t even notice the overwhelming stench of smoke. We had been sleeping on the roof of a warehouse, and Sean had woken me up by crawling into my sleeping bag and pushing up my shirt, his hair still smelling of the river, of oil and amphibian nightmares. But his hands were warm and insistent, and what he said was so filthy I momentarily forgot where we were.
So, yes. While the government set fire to its capital city, I was being fucked silly on top of the bonded store, on the brick layer over five storeys of wine barrels and coffee sacks, in the small hours of a particularly cold November night. Thus, I already felt light-headed and short of breath before the carbon monoxide made me dizzy. Then, the nausea set in.” Read more!

Product details

  • Title: Vol.1 Iss.10 ‘Vignettes from Below’
  • Author: Julia Boll
  • Pamphlet: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Forest Publications (18 Nov 2009)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956338846
  • Amount: £2