With an innate understanding of the short story form, [Maggie Ling] looks at conventional scenarios from an oblique angle . . . creating a strong sense of intimacy between reader and protagonist. Her narrative, vertical rather than linear, enables us to feel fully satisfied by the snapshot shown. – Sarah Westcott, on behalf of The Literary Consultancy.
[She has] the ability to grasp boldly at psychological reality and express it honestly without being timorous about destroying dearly held sentiments. The result . . . is not to destroy true sentiment, but rather to separate the true from the phoney.– John Taylor, Creative Director, the Fiction Factory.
Click here to read an extract from Baghdad, one of a collection of linked stories as yet unpublished.