Edition #2 – January 2021

The Quiet Reader is an international literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020. Here is the line-up of our second edition, with stories written by Robert Bagnall, Mark Braidwood, James Edward O’Brien, Jack Coey, Mitchell Davidson, Valerie Hunter, Brian Miller, Lena Ng, Tanner Lee, Vaughan Stanger and PGC Young.

Straight Face – PGC Young

The first time I smiled at Tabatha Brown, she didn’t smile back. All hundred-and-twelve of us were sweating into our woollen skirts, our opaque tights and our dry-clean-only blazers, like overwatered plants in the great greenhouse of the school lunch hall. Little did I know that glass monstrosity was to be the setting of a seven-year-long epic, and this was …