Living Room Stories

Living Room Stories Update

Living Room Stories was released as a handmade limited edition. Due to the popularity of the first edition, a second edition was released. There are handmade copies of the second edition still available to buy. I think the handmade format suit these stories the best, as such I have removed the kindle edition. Partly because […]

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tearing at thoughts

tearing at thoughts Second Edition

The second edition of tearing at thoughts is now available. It’s been over three years since the limited edition sold out and an explanation for this, as well as a piece setting the context for tearing at thoughts is included in the second edition. When tearing at thoughts was published by 79 rat press as […]

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Visible, Visible

We can’t escape our lives. During my invisible grief it can feel as if I am not living, that I am just stuck and my life is waiting to start again. Partly because the grief can be a knockout punch and partly because I am not honouring my grief or myself. Instead I try to […]

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tearing at thoughts

I am very happy to announce that my debut collection, tearing at thoughts, is to be published by 79 rat press as part of their NOTHING TO SAY exhibition. The exhibition excites me and it is a pleasure to be in the good company of the other contributors. 79 rat press describes tearing at thoughts as “Andy Harrod’s […]

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Cover Art for Living Room Stories

Living Room Stories : Handmade Editions

I have decided to publish a handmade edition of my Living Room Stories. For this release I have produced a piece of art which will be included as a transparent print, doubling up as the cover. The stories will be printed onto individual sheets of card and housed in a seven inch record sleeve. The […]

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Living Room Stories : home

He sits on the stairs, sips his beer and scans the room; he looks at each of their friends, their chatter, laughter and movements filter through him. He smiles. He looks to his wife, standing in a flowing summer dress, he pictures her legs. His smile fades. Four lines, inscribed on her flesh, burns his […]

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Living Room Stories : together

Waiting, he sways as he listens to the music fade out. An expectant, exciting silence warms the air. Sweat covers his hands, nerves threaten, he rubs them together. Staring at the marble floor he breaths deeply and remembers the joy of her yes. The chairs scrape as they are asked to stand. He turns and […]

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Living Room Stories : month eight

A small round circle reflects back at her. The mirror is covered in lipstick. Venomous words now smeared over silver glass. A second circle appears. She drops her smoke. She crushes it with her left foot; a black smudge etches itself onto her foot and stains the carpet. She topples backwards onto her naked bottom, […]

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