• Alan Bray

The Underground Emerges

Updated: Aug 23


I'm happy to say my short story "The Underground" was selected as a top ten finalist in the 2019 Blood Orange Review Literary Contest. I'm proud to be among the finalists and offer congratulations to the winner.

"The Underground" concerns romance between Saul and Maria, who owns a bookstore in one of Lisbon's Metro stations.

Many thanks to the Blood Orange Review.


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