Face to Face with Death

Delighted to have my nasty little short story ‘Face to Face with Death’ featured in the inaugural issue of New York-based literary journal ‘Whatever Keeps the Lights On‘. If you’re looking for somewhere new to submit your writing, you could do a lot worse than have a look here; the editors were quick to respond, passionate about promoting their journal, and very friendly.

Read my story here.


Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Near to the Knuckle, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, and Shooter magazine. He is an absentee member of the Glasgow Writers Group, a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order

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17 thoughts on “Face to Face with Death

  1. Brilliant Matthew and congrats!!!! Erm, I got really scared halfway through? 😱Does it have a happy ending? 😁Were you ever a grave digger? (I have a friend who was one, and he too is an amazing story teller…. maybe it runs in the “blood…” 😺

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    1. Thanks so much but unequivocally no on the happy ending question I’m afraid Nadine! I’ve never tried it myself although there is something about the loneliness of the job which might lend itself to fiction writing πŸ‘»

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  2. Fantastic story! πŸ˜€ You bring the scene to life & carry the reader through the character’s emotions really well. Spooky, vivid and heartbreaking. Congratulations on finding such a encouraging publishing journal – will definitely check them out. Looks promising!

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