They don’t tell you that love isn’t always forever. They don’t tell you that when you lose the thing that was supposed to connect you forever, that sorrow doesn’t always bind you more tightly to each other. That compassion for one another’s suffering only lasts so long, before the empty crib becomes a silent accusation. […]
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It was always grey at this time of year. Greying mud stretched out at low tide. Bands of iron grey cloud drawn across the sky. The sea – in the distance, far across the flats – a dull, tarnished silver. The composer leaned on a broken, salt-cured piling, his hands as lined as the grainy […]
Gather now nestlings and feather-kin, settle your wings and listen, lest this tale should be forgotten in the cold dark days to come. Remember the Bone Man and the Bone Dog. Remember the gifts that come unexpected. And always remember that those good days may come again, when the beaks of jackdaw, chough and rook, […]
There are times in all our lives when we have to face our own mortality. Our bodies are fragile. They age and decline. They grow weary and brittle and weak. They succumb to illness and death. And at the end, they turn to dust. Death is a fact of life on this earth and a […]
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Let’s take a look at our issues from 2019!Issue #64 – January’s issue was another foodie one, with truffles and wine and all sorts of deliciousness dripping from this month’s stories.Issue #65 – February’s stories evoke a strong sense of empathy, calling upon the reader to feel as the characters do, be it sorrow or […]