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Cake2021040920210410 (R4)Two men meet in a bar shortly before the covid pandemic locks down Houston, Texas.
Both single-ish, both wary, but drawn to eachother, they swap mobile numbers and go their separate ways. After weeks of locked-down isolation they tentatively make contact over the phone, play eachother music and, finally, arrange to meet, irl.

Continuing the Swipe Right series of stories examining contemporary romance on and off the dating apps, American writer Bryan Washington's original short work 'Cake' masterfully captures the pain and poignancy of love under lockdown.

Written and read by Bryan Washington, multi-award winning writer from Houston.
He is currently adapting his two previous works, Lot and Memorial, for television.

Produced by Karen Holden

A poignant story about find love during lockdown in downtown Houston.

Short stories from the best writers.

Short Stories from the best writers.

Cake By Bryan Washington2021040920210410 (R4)Two men meet in a bar shortly before the covid pandemic locks down Houston, Texas.
Both single-ish, both wary, but drawn to eachother, they swap mobile numbers and go their separate ways. After weeks of locked-down isolation they tentatively make contact over the phone, play eachother music and, finally, arrange to meet, irl.

Continuing the Swipe Right series of stories examining contemporary romance on and off the dating apps, American writer Bryan Washington's original short work 'Cake' masterfully captures the pain and poignancy of love under lockdown.

Written and read by Bryan Washington, multi-award winning writer from Houston.
He is currently adapting his two previous works, Lot and Memorial, for television.

Produced by Karen Holden

A poignant tale by Bryan Washington about finding love during lockdown in downtown Houston

Short stories from the best writers.

Fate, Maybe2021040220210403 (R4)Newly single and tired of dating apps, Suzie tries to engineer a romantic 'meet cute' in a lift, but things don't quite go according to plan.

An original short story by Beth O'Leary. This is the first of the Swipe Right short story series from the freshest young writing talent, all about love, relationships and sex (or lack of it) in the modern world.

Read by Claudia Jessie
Produced by Anne Isger

Beth O'Leary is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Switch. The Flatshare is also available on BBC Sounds.

Claudia Jessie is best known for playing Eloise in Bridgerton, and has starred in Line of Duty and Vanity Fair.

Beth O'Leary's short story about a 'meet cute' gone wrong.

Short stories from the best writers.

On Sundays By Caleb Azumah Nelson2021042320210424 (R4)Two ex-lovers in their twenties, brought together by food and J Dilla, meet for a walk.

Short stories from the best writers.

Punchline By Rebecca Watson2021043020210501 (R4)A young woman meets "Brian". But hidden identities are not unique to the online world.

Short stories from the best writers.

A young woman meets "Brian". But hidden identities are not unique to the online world...

We'd Need To Manage It2021041620210417 (R4)Continuing the Swipe Right series of contemporary love stories, We'd Need To Manage It by Naoise Dolan takes place at a house party in Dublin. Siobhan and Fiadh used to share a house, now Siobhan lives in London and Fiadh lives in Dublin with her boyfriend. A weekend visit stirs up some old memories and unresolved feelings.

Naoise Dolan's debut novel Exciting Times is longlisted for both the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Dylan Thomas Prize.

A new story from Naoise Dolan, about finding love at a party in Dublin.

Short stories from the best writers.

We'd Need To Manage It by Naoise Dolan20210416

Continuing the Swipe Right series of contemporary love stories, We'd Need To Manage It by Naoise Dolan takes place at a house party in Dublin. Siobhan and Fiadh used to share a house, now Siobhan lives in London and Fiadh lives in Dublin with her boyfriend. A weekend visit stirs up some old memories and unresolved feelings.

Naoise Dolan's debut novel Exciting Times is longlisted for both the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Dylan Thomas Prize.

We'd Need To Manage It is read by Evanna Lynch.

A new story from Naoise Dolan, about finding love at a party in Dublin.

Short stories from the best writers.

We'd Need To Manage It by Naoise Dolan2021041620210417 (R4)

Continuing the Swipe Right series of contemporary love stories, We'd Need To Manage It by Naoise Dolan takes place at a house party in Dublin. Siobhan and Fiadh used to share a house, now Siobhan lives in London and Fiadh lives in Dublin with her boyfriend. A weekend visit stirs up some old memories and unresolved feelings.

Naoise Dolan's debut novel Exciting Times is longlisted for both the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Dylan Thomas Prize.

We'd Need To Manage It is read by Evanna Lynch.

A new story from Naoise Dolan, about finding love at a party in Dublin.

Short stories from the best writers.