The Silence Of The Kippers


A tale of lockdown expectations that went up in smoke – and not a red herring in sight.

This story was submitted to a well-respected graduate creative writers’ publication SWAMP. The theme of the issue was ‘Silence’ due to Covid-19. It was supposed to be published in late 2020 but, presumably due to the vicissitudes of Covid, has yet to make it online. It’s about the sudden and rather bizarre shortage of kippers at the onset of Lockdown. At just over 800 words it’s a nice read when you have 10 minutes to kill.



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