A SHORT STORY FROM THE FUTURE ISSUE

Published in our forthcoming seventeenth issue, enjoy an exclusive read of Ruth Bennett's cautionary tale with a twist — The Leaving Party.

Written in the wake of conversations about the world's ageing population, The Leaving Party dips into the life of Alfie Mellor — a government employee who approves a scheme that eventually comes back to bite him.

The short story, written by Ruth Bennett and illustrated by Roland Hildel, is just one of the absorbing poems and short stories that make up our seventeenth issue — and with just over a week until its publication on April 1st, it provides a brief snippet of what you can expect from our newest edition.

Read the story here and if you'd like to pre-order a copy of The Future Issue, you can do so at our single issues page. Alternatively, subscribe to Popshot and receive Issue 16, Issue 17 and Issue 18 over the coming year (plus free access to the digital edition of Popshot) from just £10.