This story was selected as a finalist for the 2021 MAYDAY Fiction Prize. It wasn’t just me, no one liked Polly. Not saying she wasn’t our friend. I’m saying we didn’t like her. She joined in Year 9, and there was something funny about her coming in the middle of term. Her parents didn’t move […]
TOBY LLOYD has published stories and essays in Carve Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Prospect Magazine, and the Oxonian Review (where he was runner up for the annual short story contest). He got his MFA in Fiction Writing from New York University. Last year a play he wrote, MASKS, was produced in London with support from the Arts Council England.