Story: Kate Clanchy’s ‘The Real Story’

photo by Poxy

Kate Clanchy is a poet, author and journalist. She has been awarded both the BBC National Short Story Award and the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize. ‘The Real Story’ comes from the 2011 Asham Awards anthology,
Something Was There, edited by Kate Pullinger.



The Real Story

by Kate Clanchy

© Kate Clanchy


With many thanks to The Asham Trust for allowing us to republish this story.

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3 thoughts on “Story: Kate Clanchy’s ‘The Real Story’

  1. thanks for posting this story! I got a real chuckle out of it . I love how it weaves the past and present, reminding us how things have changed in the world of publishing.

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