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issue 35 September 2018

Forgetting to Remember

Every so often I receive an email from a website called Chessworld.net. It says, 'Nigel, we've missed you at Chessworld.' They certainly have. I've gone missing. They've lost me.

Poetry- Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

The Skater at the local rink her skates cut trails fingernails scratch wooden handrails she clings on for dear life. out in the woods a lake mute swans skitter on floes mis-footed...

Ruby Red Never Forget- Lyn Ann Byrne

“I remember you,” the stranger sang, back handling the door

Betrayal- Kate Ennals

Betrayal: short fiction by Kate Ennals.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: Boom!

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: Boom!   ISBN-13: 9781781721759 Published by Seren Carolyn Jess-Cooke Carolyn Jess-Cooke was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1978 and currently lives in north-east England. She is mother to four...

Poetry by Charles G Lauder

Looking Back The moment was a colossus we built up to, at first with wheelbarrows of sand to mix the mortar, simple bamboo scaffolding, then, as tension mounted,...

3 poems by Emma Lee

Stitching America (for Gloria) It started at Kansas, roughly centre, and two strands of blue for back stitches: the calm, smooth line of a river. At each stitch, it...

“Over Land, Over Sea:

The idea for "Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge" (Five Leaves, 2015) started in August 2015 with a Facebook group bringing together the publisher, co-editors and supporters

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