Fiction

The Stinging Fly has always been a home for the latest and best Irish fiction writing, with a particular focus on the art of the short story.

Since our foundation in 1997, The Stinging Fly has published over 400 stories by Irish and international authors, from debutantes to international prize-winners.

Many of those pieces are available to read here, while subscribers can explore our entire archive.

Joe the Aquanaut and the Aftermath Blue

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

Amelia Magdalene

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

Katharine

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

Just What’s For You, You’ll Get It

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

For Silence

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

The Boy Who Left

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

Cute

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

The Feather

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

The Fire at the Ritz

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

The Great Hunger

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

Real Boys

Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy