Monthly Archives: December 2016

Laura McKee

for John i.m. John Mackie  I’d had fantasy relatives before of course Lily Langtry my distant LeBreton granny Cary Grant my uncle Archie Leach then you came along you called me cousin then cuz because of the Mackie McKee thing … Continue reading

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John D Robinson

SAVING YOUR ASS Trembling and paralyzed with fear, the poor little thing hid behind a dog’s water-bowl; my 3 cats and in particular the big black bastard with mean green eyes was towering above, poised and prepared to strike and … Continue reading

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Louisa Campbell

Shhh…   …you won’t see him, solitary, sidling up at the bus stop, faceless in the shadows, stealing snippets.   You won’t notice him scribbling silently beneath a black umbrella in the slanting rain.   Later – maybe years later … Continue reading

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Holly Day

In Closing I imagine them finding her on the beach blond hair spread out on the sand, skin pale and taut the water pooling in a foamy halo around her head eyes fixed unblinking on the early morning sun. I … Continue reading

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Beth McDonough

Unravelling Kintyre Goats Opportunists came, lured by lucre in their hair. They tried to steal their feral jumps from scree by Largybaan’s lost homes from heather plugged Davaar, from their munch pungent at the Gauldrons’ ransomed slopes. Thank God, men’s … Continue reading

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Linda Atterton

Cocoon You had been away too long You ordered cake and coffee I remember telling you I like my cake without the cream As we ate from the same plate As we let the world go by Too locked into … Continue reading

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Frank Gillougley

PÉCEL A goods train rolls past with old testament thunder. In the breeze, the golden awning shades the seat beneath; a hunched up blue bolster balances the composition. I wonder who once set up court here and heard the same … Continue reading

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