By Ryan Flanagan The Rainbow Kid was out with his satchel after each rain reaching down into his bag feeling around for the one he put there just two weeks previous as worms broke soil, the peckish birds always waiting he muttered to himself then turned and started for home. … Continue reading The Rainbow Kid
By Emma Frank The dare seems fun, harmless. No one is near, with the exception of a toddler fast asleep on a bean bag chair with a copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! open on his lap. Carmen beckons for me to follow. She is standing in the doorway of the … Continue reading I Dare You …..
By Grace Calvert She faced them, two shadowy figures. Painfully familiar. Which would she choose? The same as any other night. Which would she choose? Which would she choose? Would she choose? To choose. She had repeated it so many times; it barely seemed like a word anymore. Merely a concept. A shadow; forever lurking, … Continue reading Fireflies
By Rajnish Mishra Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India and now in exile from his city. His work originates at the point of intersection between his psyche and his city. His work has now started appearing in journals and websites. I play animatedly, happily for … Continue reading I am
By Thomas Page “New Years Day” As night bleeds into day, the sun Will rise against a Renaissance’d World of resolutions, hopes, dreams. Holy day of obligation Sets the nail on the old vinyl To chant songs of the Mother of God. The Christmas tree is thrown out Into expanse of wilderness. “Hallelujah” Hallelujah, alleluia No matter … Continue reading New Years Day, Hallelujah, Kindergarten Forest