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The Christmas Monster

November the 30th, the new clone awakes The old one is butchered and served up as steaks To the new one who chews them with shiny...

In Praise Of…

It's been so long, my love, but I haven't yet found a perfume that reminds me of you.   I've felt you on my fingertips, inhaled you after midnight welcomed...

‘Ebony Eve’

Inky darkness ebbed and creeped, Black and cold and deeply steeped, In auburn fire of Sun’s rebirth, Pale moon above the ebony Earth. Leaves twist and writhe upon...

Sleep

A comfy bed, a weary head; The sheets drip golden lead Into the morning dew, Covering darkness with luscious hue.   The wind in my eyes, soaring through skies, As...

The Seasonal Visitor (Daisy Saunders)

You have no face, but I know you’re there, You creep around corners and leave warm skin bare, You slip into my covers and hide under...

University Island

Dedicated to Mariam, Eloise, Chloe, and Erin   Floating in uncharted waters After this voyage of many years, Waves of faces overwhelm my eyes But their smiles evaporate my...

Ode to Brie

Your heart is as as soft as snow drops, Your soul is a slice of heaven You are so delicious I want to devour you You would...

Favourite Holiday (Lindsay Warner)

Mama and Aunt Fawzia had really outdone themselves this Eid. A delicious array of food covered the dining room table, the tempting aroma of...

Short story: ‘Don’t Go’

“Hey Chinara, did I leave my chocolate in here?” Riley asked, barging into my dorm room. She sauntered over to where I lay curled...

Resurrection (Olivia Powell)

When someone sets you on fire, you learn very quickly who your real friends are. From the second the flame touches your skin, there will...