Edition #2 – January 2021

The Quiet Reader is an international literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020. Here is the line-up of our second edition, with stories written by Robert Bagnall, Mark Braidwood, James Edward O’Brien, Jack Coey, Mitchell Davidson, Valerie Hunter, Brian Miller, Lena Ng, Tanner Lee, Vaughan Stanger and P.G.C. Young.

The Ocean Deep – Lena Ng

I am writing this story for posterity. In case I stop resisting the ocean’s pull and one day vanish. If my body is not recovered, or even if it is, this letter will explain my disappearance, for my family’s sake and to satisfy anyone curious to know what would drive a man to such lengths. My name is Michael Tillson. …

The Book of Love – Vaughan Stanger

For the third time that evening, Joseph Connell staggered into the upstairs room of the Bricklayer’s Arms clutching a crate of Birra Moretti. He struggled, one-handed, to open the waist-high door that provided access to behind the bar. As usual, Harry the barman did not offer to help. The bribe that had guaranteed his silence regarding Joseph’s extracurricular activities did …