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Gráinne Daly

London In July

Eastbound Platform 2 is a swirl of sticky air that smells of hot rubber and old breath. The Piccadilly Line map framed on the tiled wall the far side of the track reads destination Cockfosters. But it’s Gloucester Road for you today, not the end of the line. Nor Ealing Common, in itself a final …

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The Burden – Essay

    The Burden – The Gardener by Rudyard Kipling. By Mike Smith Several critics of Kipling mention this story. It comes in the 1926 Debits and Credits collection, late in the sequence of short story publications. Written in the shadow of ‘The Great War’, it stands comparison with the earlier, and perhaps more controversial …

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The Last Time We Saw Strangers, by Christopher Hopkins – reviewed by Shirley Bell

  The Last Time We Saw Strangers, by Christopher Hopkins Clare Songbirds Publishing House Chapbook Series Clare Songbirds Publishing House  Chapbook Series140 Cottage Street, Auburn, New York, 13021   www.ClareSongbirdspub.com ISBN 978-1-947653-24-5     In the new year in Issue 20, I was pleased to review a chapbook from Christopher Hopkins, ‘Take Your Journeys Home’. He is …

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