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NORTHANTS WRITERS’ INK

Northants Writers’ Ink anthologies of short stories

We have published five anthologies of short stories with our first book coming out in 2015. Our most recent anthology, Soft Shadows, Faint Footprints, published in November 2021, is a collection of stories set in Northamptonshire. All are currently available to buy from Amazon UK and all good online bookshops.

Tales of the Scorpion (2015)

Tales of the Scorpion is a collection of short stories and poems, each with a twist or a sting in the tail. Stories include Guido's Door, a disturbing about a haunted prison; Queen of Swords, a tale about emotionally confused Tarot readers; Deborah's Diary, the secrets of a mass murderer; A Different Types of Service, one of several stories feauring passionate love triangles; Making an English Lady, fun and frolics at a mediaeval orgy; Learnin' the Family Business, the blooding of a young member of the Mafia set in 1920s' New York. Thirteen stories and ten poems comprise this first anthology from Northants' Ink, a writers' group from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England.  

While Glancing out of a Window (2016)

Forty-five short stories. Nine poems. Two scripts. One essay. Nine authors writing in a wide variety of genres. There is crime and drama. Ghost and horror stories. Tales of history and myth. Humour and whimsy. Science fiction. Love and romance. While Glancing out of a Window is Northants Writers’ Ink’s 2nd anthology.

Talking Without Being Interrupted (2017)

Murder on TV’s reality show Celebrity House. A painter sells his soul in exchange for artistic perfection. A dying man yearns for his lost love. A girl wanders isolated streets, chased by an unnamed monster. An epicure’s hunt for unusual food takes her where she least expects it. Game shows replace General Elections to decide who runs the country. A boy becomes a superhero and finds it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. A daughter looking after her aging parent finds their roles are reversed. Is Rose’s new boyfriend a serial killer? Surely not! Can’t be. Violet, the Kray Twins’ mother, meets Judy Garland. An office worker’s mystical experience in an art gallery. Love, loss and sacrifice in a north Arctic community. All this and more in Talking Without Being Interrupted, the third anthology by Northants Writers’ Ink. Packed with stories, poems and a comedy script, it more than lives up to the high standard now expected of this Northamptonshire writers’ group.   
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And Ghosts Are Real, Too (2018)

Evil lurks in 10thC Wendelingburgh • Six men encounter horror in the Tithe Barn, Wendlingburgh • The soul of a Gunpowder Plot leader visits a little girl in Isham • A young man is transported back to the Battle of Naseby • The Witchfinder General interrogates the husband of a Northampton witch • 19thC Kirby Hall has an unwelcome visitor and a ghostly haunting • A cackling witch terrorises people in Wellingborough • A teenage girl communicates with spirits from the beyond. All this and more in And Ghosts Are Real Too, an anthology of thirteen stories with a difference. Every story is a tale of ghosts, horror or crime, all set in the English county of Northamptonshire. They are scary, shocking and authentic. This is the fourth anthology by Northants Writers’ Ink, a group based in Wellingborough, England.  

Soft Shadows, Faint Footprints (2021)

Soft Shadows, Faint Footprints is an affectionate, wonderfully varied anthology of short stories set in Northamptonshire. It explores the county’s rich history, its present day, looks forward to its future and re-introduces some long-lost ghosts. Follow Edward I as he builds Eleanor Crosses in memory of his beloved queen. Sit before Charles I in Holdenby House as he contemplates his execution. Find out what happened when Northampton was bombed in World War Two. Experience the world of professional wrestling. Meet a community of ghosts. See what Northamptonshire will look like when robots take over. All this and much, much more in Soft Shadows, Faints Footprints. This is an anthology by Northants Writers’ Ink, a writers’ group based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. What readers are saying: “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this anthology, some of the stories are laugh out loud funny, some deeply poignant, some an intriguing insight into subjects I had no previous knowledge of.” “Without fail, the stories grabbed and held the attention. But two that stood out for me were “No Hold Barred” by James Dart, revealing a dark side to the world of professional wrestling, and “Circles” by Jo Purdon, a touching reminiscence by an aged woman as she leaves her home for the final time.”

Interview with Northants Writers’ Ink former member Elizabeth Parikh

at the Wireless Theatre Company

 
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© Northants Writers’ Ink 2021
NORTHANTS WRITERS’ INK

Northants Writers’ Ink

anthologies of short stories

We have published five anthologies of short stories with our first book coming out in 2015. Our most recent anthology, Soft Shadows, Faint Footprints,  published in November 2021, is a collection of stories set in Northamptonshire. All are currently available to buy from Amazon UK and all good online bookshops.

Tales of the Scorpion (2015)

Tales of the Scorpion is a collection of short stories and poems, each with a twist or a sting in the tail. Stories include Guido's Door, a disturbing about a haunted prison; Queen of Swords, a tale about emotionally confused Tarot readers; Deborah's Diary, the secrets of a mass murderer; A Different Types of Service, one of several stories feauring passionate love triangles; Making an English Lady, fun and frolics at a mediaeval orgy; Learnin' the Family Business, the blooding of a young member of the Mafia set in 1920s' New York. Thirteen stories and ten poems comprise this first anthology from Northants' Ink, a writers' group from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England.  

While Glancing out of a Window (2016)

Forty-five short stories. Nine poems. Two scripts. One essay. Nine authors writing in a wide variety of genres. There is crime and drama. Ghost and horror stories. Tales of history and myth. Humour and whimsy. Science fiction. Love and romance. While Glancing out of a Window is Northants Writers’ Ink’s 2nd anthology.

Talking Without Being Interrupted (2017)

Murder on TV’s reality show Celebrity House. A painter sells his soul in exchange for artistic perfection. A dying man yearns for his lost love. A girl wanders isolated streets, chased by an unnamed monster. An epicure’s hunt for unusual food takes her where she least expects it. Game shows replace General Elections to decide who runs the country. A boy becomes a superhero and finds it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. A daughter looking after her aging parent finds their roles are reversed. Is Rose’s new boyfriend a serial killer? Surely not! Can’t be. Violet, the Kray Twins’ mother, meets Judy Garland. An office worker’s mystical experience in an art gallery. Love, loss and sacrifice in a north Arctic community. All this and more in Talking Without Being Interrupted, the third anthology by Northants Writers’ Ink. Packed with stories, poems and a comedy script, it more than lives up to the high standard now expected of this Northamptonshire writers’ group.   
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And Ghosts Are Real, Too (2018)

Evil lurks in 10thC Wendelingburgh • Six men encounter horror in the Tithe Barn, Wendlingburgh • The soul of a Gunpowder Plot leader visits a little girl in Isham • A young man is transported back to the Battle of Naseby • The Witchfinder General interrogates the husband of a Northampton witch • 19thC Kirby Hall has an unwelcome visitor and a ghostly haunting • A cackling witch terrorises people in Wellingborough • A teenage girl communicates with spirits from the beyond. All this and more in And Ghosts Are Real Too, an anthology of thirteen stories with a difference. Every story is a tale of ghosts, horror or crime, all set in the English county of Northamptonshire. They are scary, shocking and authentic. This is the fourth anthology by Northants Writers’ Ink, a group based in Wellingborough, England.  

Soft Shadows, Faint Footprints (2021)

Soft Shadows, Faint Footprints is an affectionate, wonderfully varied anthology of short stories set in Northamptonshire. It explores the county’s rich history, its present day, looks forward to its future and re-introduces some long-lost ghosts. Follow Edward I as he builds Eleanor Crosses in memory of his beloved queen. Sit before Charles I in Holdenby House as he contemplates his execution. Find out what happened when Northampton was bombed in World War Two. Experience the world of professional wrestling. Meet a community of ghosts. See what Northamptonshire will look like when robots take over. All this and much, much more in Soft Shadows, Faints Footprints. This is an anthology by Northants Writers’ Ink, a writers group based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
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