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Gayle Letherby

I am a writer in various ways. I am a sociologist who publishes mostly in the areas of reproduction and non/parental identity; methodology and travel and transport. I  have been writing fiction and prose for a few years now and draw on my own experience - both personal and academic - in my work. Other inspriations come from the books I enjoy and the news items that make me cross. I've have recently begun to also write short pieces of memoir.

Gayle Letherby

My stories

The 3-Second Rule

I hug the children goodbye at the playground gates as the bell rings to signal the beginning of their school day. With Evie and Jake the embrace is...

Trend Setting

'If there was anything I could do. Times are hard. I'm sorry Cliff but I have to let you go.' Cliff looks at Douglas, his boss of 20 years; the older...


Noah was out in the fields one day, When his god spoke to him in a rather strange way. “I'm fed up with everyone except for you, So I'm gonna make a...

I couldn't scream

I couldn't scream. My chest was too tight. Austerity's over. A budget for all. Reading the papers and watching the news; the future is bright, the...

An Unbirthday Treat

He couldn’t scream. As ever it was soon over. Swift. Quick. Clean. *** It's my favourite night of the year. After waking from my afternoon nap I am...