Short stories

Inyeon

A chance meeting in an airport lost baggage department leads to an unexpected change of perspective.

Twenty-first century confessionals

The online forum ‘My life is a lie’ attracts some unusual participants.

Mackerel (listen on Soundcloud)

Now the circle line is no longer a circle, a young tube-enthusiast finds a new challenge.

A night in Trump Tower

All is not as it seems when a pharmaceutical scientist takes her first visit to China.

Let the dog decide

A disgruntled ecologist leaves some life choices to a book-loving labrador.

The Stressosome From the Diamond Light Source anthology ‘Light Reading’

Following his parents’ death, a father tries to persuade his sister to take up her responsibilities as an aunt.

A scientist’s guide to Tinder (listen on Soundcloud)

Science chat-up lines have an un-expected affect (flash fiction).

The discovery of insulin

From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.

The greater good

A journey through IVF. From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.

The golden ticket

Two sisters become strangers following a fight over golden rice. From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.

Flying ant day

A newly wed chooses flying ant day to tell her mother-in-law about her plans for emigration.

Paradise is purple

An uncooperative epilepsy patient asks some difficult questions.

The man I loved

Residents of a care home prove an ideal group to share a secret with.

The family sceptic

A climate scientist is in for a surprise when she receives an award from her university.

by Rebecca Nesbit