Poetry

Sublime Attire by David Russell

Could an extended kiss, breath heldBe that peeling elixir?To plunge into the well,Flooding our beingsWith the radiance of youth – Each peeled-off retro layerWafting back to the magicTime of its making, Its lovely seamstressesDreaming of the euphoriaOf its perfect wearerYearning to robe a legend,With dormant creations Then finally, after blank aeonsShe appeared. Would that I… Continue reading Sublime Attire by David Russell

Fiction

Bad Decisions, pt.2 by Emily Simpson

Fleur wonders how Erika would respond to this news. Erika is not sympathetic to Fleur’s desire to sleep with men, and treats her with open contempt for this. Fleur had been invited to spend New Years Eve with Erika. When Fleur told her she had been invited to the bar with Yahya, Nathaniel, Joss and… Continue reading Bad Decisions, pt.2 by Emily Simpson

Poetry

Seductress Divine by Joy Sheridan | Women’s History Month

She wore only an expression of fatal illusions, The power to capture and tear off at whim Those moths which fluttered Low, bright and light around her. Memory served no purpose while in her presence, For she would but lift her eyes and sweep them Over the brow of lovers – fatal she was, A… Continue reading Seductress Divine by Joy Sheridan | Women’s History Month

Poetry

pear tree lover by Beth Phillips | Women’s History Month

stairs are too narrow and will waver for a momentwhen I try and find the light in this spacewhere touching will be encouraged.where I will paint the walls yellow to remind methat I must rebuild a state of beingthat I can no longer rely on mother to be a sourceof heat.this is what I have… Continue reading pear tree lover by Beth Phillips | Women’s History Month

Poetry

They’ll meet again on the hill by Lauren J. Shine

Two friends with time to fill Together always and still alive  They’ll meet again on the hill Coffee dates and gossip to spill Brunches, prosecco, and laughter  Two friends with time to fill Even when one turned to a pill They supported each other  They’ll meet again on the hill They planned for forever until… Continue reading They’ll meet again on the hill by Lauren J. Shine

Fiction

The Curtain and The Clouds by Divyank Jain

 "Look at the clouds." "Clouds, really?" "Yes, there they are." "Sure."  "Why can't you trust me?" The woman asked, anxiously. "I trust you." "You never like anything that I like," said the woman, bitterly.  The man raised his brows and stood up heavily. Without uttering anything, he strode straight to the window where the woman… Continue reading The Curtain and The Clouds by Divyank Jain

Poetry

One week crying and four months later by Becca Harrington

Today we lost each other,found silhouettes at sunset and rememberedwe don’t know how to smile.And you’ll smoke every Friday, with a brunette boundto your eyes, but still remember mein coffee rings and autumn sun. I’ll hurt for longer than I need,cling to wildflowers until salt soaks my cheeks.I’ll find a body to hold me,kiss me… Continue reading One week crying and four months later by Becca Harrington

Fiction

Bad Decisions, pt. 1 by Emily Simpson

Joss’s phone rings. The notification glows 'Fleur', which surprises him. The vibrations rock into his hand and he taps the green circle to answer.  “Hey,” he says. He can hear her breath first, deep and slow. Then there’s the low rush of the night; cars pass, electricity hums. Her voice shakes. “Something’s happened, can you… Continue reading Bad Decisions, pt. 1 by Emily Simpson

Poetry

Support of Loneliness by Aparna Mohapatra

Fed up with suggestions of paths constantly lit with brightness,  Now I am set to search my way through night's other face. No one could make me achieve what I am born for, Because from mother's womb my only strength is my loneliness. Had got many peers once, Now I'm left with some Of parents'… Continue reading Support of Loneliness by Aparna Mohapatra