Spring 2021 – Fiction

Ham and Asparagus, and Stamps ‘When we finally made it to the green, we found the pond hadn’t quite frozen through, only we didn’t know that until we stepped in and got boots full of slush. I said we should go home and make some popcorn, but Eva was bent on having a good time.… Continue reading Spring 2021 – Fiction

Spring 2021 – Poetry

Doll Strings I pulled her out of my headand snapped the doll strings, one by one. Her intestines slap-stung my knuckles like spiteful elasticand I pulled and pulled them,trying to hurt her back. Then I tried to send her away,but the doll strings coiled upand tightened around my neck. She was out of my headbut… Continue reading Spring 2021 – Poetry

Spring 2021 – Nonfiction

Red ‘She drove my little brother to hockey practice, taste-tested when my older brother tried recipes from the towering bookcase of international cookbooks she’d bought him. She continued working her shitty job, played Solitaire on the computer, whipped out her little red wallet to cover extortionate dinner checks before any of us could see her… Continue reading Spring 2021 – Nonfiction

Spring 2021 – Art

A Shadow Of My Former Self Anne Moore We have had the pleasure of communicating with Anne about her inspirations and intentions behind this fantastic photograph artwork, ‘A Shadow Of My Former Self’. Anne is currently studying for a Masters in Film Theory at Exeter University. Perhaps her study of motion pictures has inspired her… Continue reading Spring 2021 – Art

Winter 2021 – Fiction

Dear Mme Lucinda ‘Once you let me know that it is five hundred francs for all the girls I will send them to you. I am willing to pay seven hundred francs if you will take all four of them. They are good girls, very studious and quiet. Please write me back soon. Mme. Lucinda,… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Fiction

Winter 2021 – Art

Birth in a Pandemic As you can see above, Alicia’s artwork is incredibly captivating. As an editor, I was immensely intrigued by the story behind the work. Since publication, I have discussed the origins of the painting with Alicia who was pregnant during the pandemic. Unable to go out except for doctor appointments, this was… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Art

Winter 2021 – Nonfiction

Where Hell Seems a Heav’n: Tracing Milton through NBC’s The Good Place ‘I would argue that NBC’s The Good Place is deeply rooted in the writings of John Milton, the internationally-renown 17th-century poet, polemic, civil servant, and intellectual. A number of prominent lines, character concepts, and fundamental themes from Milton’s lapsarian epic Paradise Lost underlie… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Nonfiction

Winter 2021 – Poetry

Atlas A clock is watched in expectation but stars are watchedto see what’s been; not till, past. In the pauses betweensleep cycles they, in their dogged runs, lull us into assuming thattoday’s experience is tomorrow’s promise.  Which is what I’m doing now, watching remembered morningturn the redbud suckers thin and bright as crazes in glass, anticipating… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Poetry