Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hamish Scott

I am Deid I Yer kist is wuid Yer graff is yird Yer heidstane is stane   I am deid   I am the wuid I am the yird I am the stane   I am deid II I am … Continue reading

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Melanie Barbato

Bridge over Airthrey Loch Some days it is invisible Like the lines on squared paper Filtered out by the mind When you look at the drawing Not a technical drawing but art Art imitating nature: the loch On other days … Continue reading

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Andrew Hunter

One and other This is not a photograph. That is not you sitting with your legs folded up under your long grey skirt pulled far down over your knees and your arm straight down to the ground taking all of … Continue reading

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Dah Helmer

Appearance   Fog wraps the city in its own grudge, drags east to dampen the suburbs. Late-noon light, a darkened soul against the steady lick of traffic over August asphalt. Now the fog drops, like a wet handkerchief, then lifts, … Continue reading

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Dora Wright

Just Desserts We met by chance in an ice-cream parlour. He said he was addicted to ice-cream and liked to end every meal with it. Turned out he was addicted to a lot of things, like alcohol, other women and … Continue reading

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J M Brown

Dependant A shadow limped towards the bar, a gentle soul, tall, rangy and pale as a moon. Mickey was a daytime drinker, a stranger to the night. The barman held the glass to the optic, passed the trembling frame its … Continue reading

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Maria C McCarthy

A Piercing Fifteen. Gold studs boiled in a saucepan in Mrs B’s kitchen. Pinch your ear, she said. Don’t tickle; do it harder, and grabbed the lobe till dead, pushed the post through flesh, shifted the pressure of finger and … Continue reading

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