Monthly Archives: August 2013

Robert Klein Engler

CATULLUS, CARMINA #5 TUNED TO A SONNET. Oh, let us live dear Lesbia, and love. The rumors spread by stale old men will run about like frightened mice pursued by Jove. Our love so bright will hide before the sun. … Continue reading

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Jax Leck

Nightdreams Dreams are the bolthole where I close out the world and become my alter ego. The Writer of Wrongs The chaos of reality dims as solutions are found to the insurmountable hurdles of daily life Empowerment surges within me … Continue reading

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Nikki Magennis

Living In The Lion’s Belly Underfoot the purrs rattle his ribcage. Not a hum of pleasure, but a warning held in the deep cave of his chest. I stroke his syrupy heart, hold still, and sing lullabies. From here, I … Continue reading

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Peter Richards

Go by Train I’m walking on a road to the station the railway the railway station I have to walk around a lot of people who are working on a hole in the road. A train comes rolling in the … Continue reading

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Bethany W Pope

See Spot Run Just a quick metal prick and the ending began. A swift sluice of death lunged toward your heart, propelled by the beat beat beat of blood through veins that seemed implacable until it stopped. Your Dalmatian pelt … Continue reading

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Lyn Moir

All in the Cards Calling it Napoleon,  my father played Miss Milligan, repeating, as he laid the cards, some story that his dad had told to him. That’s how it works: a small addiction born in firelight with the lashing … Continue reading

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Kriss Nichol

The Story of my Birthplace (inspired by The Story of my Country by Asadullah Habib) The story of my birthplace is written on its mines and shipyards – abandoned, rusting, derelict. A story of vibrancy, heroism and betrayal, played out … Continue reading

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