Stefan Mohamed: Bitter Sixteen

Stefan is a 26-year-old author, poet and sometime journalist. He graduated from Kingston University in 2010 with a First in Creative Writing and Film Studies, and later the same year won the inaugural Sony Reader Award, a category of the Dylan Thomas Prize, for Bitter Sixteen. He lives in Bristol, where he works as an editorial assistant, writing stories and performing poetry in his spare time.
Find Stefan on Twitter @stefmowords.

Bitter 16
“Happy birthday, Stanly. We hope you like your present.”
Cynical, solitary Stanly Bird is a fairly typical teenager – unless you count the fact that his best friend is a talking beagle named Daryl, and that he gained the powers of flight and telekinesis when he turned sixteen. Unfortunately, his rural Welsh home town is not exactly crying out for its very own superhero. London is calling – but what Stanly finds there is a good deal weirder and more terrifying than anything he could have imagined. Perhaps he should have stayed in Wales…

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