Unspooling the Light
This engaging and highly original collection offers bright strands of meaning amidst the puzzles of contemporary life.
In these 16 stories, L.A. Robbins addresses themes of transience, identity, gender and belonging. Set in the UK, the US, Europe and the Far East, these thoughtful tales reflect insights gleaned from the author’s memorable experiences in those places.
A British and American author and editor living in Italy
is a science fiction Editor for The Literary Consultancy, London.
The author enjoys trekking, guitar-playing and learning Italian, alongside writing. Many of these short stories have been published in UK, US and European journals including Ariel Chart, Potato Soup, Storgy Magazine, Mediterranean Poetry, Scarlet Leaf Review, Aquila Magazine and SCARS.
‘Ensnarement’ made the long list for the Fish Publishing Prize and was placed in Storgy Magazine. ‘Mirror, Mirage’ won the London Writer of the Year Award. L.A. Robbins has also completed two novels and has plans for more.
After a few airplanes thrummed overhead he glanced up at the flock of crows … no …
at myriad miniature figures, suspended from white canopies, descending silently. ‘Like poisonous spore from a diabolical god’, the village schoolmaster said later.
Ianou’s grandfather had run, shouting, waving his arms. Cretan farmers grabbed what they could: knives, axes, and scythes and barrelled over the fields to destroy the enemy.
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Expansion Bridge ➢ Scarlet Leaf Review 07/21
Alighting ➢ Children Churches and Daddies, e-version 07/21
Being Good ➢ Potato Soup 09/20
Brave Charades ➢ Children Churches and Daddies, e-version 11/20 print version 4/21
Exhibitions and Viewers ➢ Ariel Chart 10/20
Ensnarement ➢ Storgy Magazine 10/18
As Above, So Below ➢ Mediterranean Poetry 02/21 (reprinted)
As Above, So Below ➢ Literary Yard 10/20
Alligators ➢ Storgy Magazine 01/19
Seeds of Cacao ➢ The New Writer 05/03
Tea with Granny ➢ Aquila 04/09