Maria Nestorides

Maria Nestorides lives in sunny Cyprus with her husband and two teenage children. Her short stories ‘Red Letter Day’ and ‘Voodoo Heads’ were published online by ‘Five Stop Story’, and she contributed a six-word memoir to the book ‘Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure’, by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser (Jan 6, 2009). Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Stories by Maria Nestorides

Under Cover

Illustrated by Terri Kelleher

This was going to be a gruesomely long two weeks, Michael thought, as a flyer with ‘Party Tonight!’ was thrust into his face by one of the scantily dressed women on the square. This was most definitely not what he’d signed up for when he agreed to come on a two-week trip to Athens with …

Need You Now

Illustrated by Alankrita Amaya

The ice cubes in the whisky clink as I swirl the glass in my hand. The numbness has started to spread through my body and I welcome it. Each sip of the amber liquid mutes the ache that has throbbed through my body since you left. My back aches as I sit slumped against the …

Sand in my Shoes

Illustrated by Lakshmy Mathur

The flight back into London Heathrow was bumpy and the sky grey and cloudy. Back in my flat, sirens blare outside the window, cars race. Where are they all going in such a hurry? I toss my handbag onto the sofa and throw myself next to it. I take my moccasins off and realise that I’ve …

Whispers of Love

Illustrated by Sayantan Halder

I’m dead. An image formed in the sky around her and Natalia remembered the jumble of mangled steel, sirens wailing, and the smell of burnt rubber. She and Roberto had made love the night before she died. I can’t imagine my life without you, he had said. She needed to see him. But, how? A phrase materialized in …

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