The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 14 “Frost and Dew”

Stone Unhinged by Peter J. King …………………………………………………………..***** Spring Frost in Churchill, Oxfordshire by Peter J. King Sunlight thickens on the tower that stands outside my window; I can almost feel the limestone soaking up the heat, like toast absorbing butter. But on the village green that’s shadowed by the church, the grass is white with … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 14 “Frost and Dew”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 15 “Letters”(Callout)

“By the time you finish reading this letter, you will have realized that there is no actual conception of the self. There is no “you” and “I.” There are, however, a bundle of sensations that we experience: that day we met outside my family home in Berwickshire; the way you cried ever so deeply when … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 15 “Letters”(Callout)

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 13 “Elements”

Flood by Paul Waring Semi-dark by noon, the promised storm had begun to steal light as our labrador panted unease— wide-eyed, ears pinned back, tail pulled tight for protection. We heeded forecasters’ advice— gathered in gardens objects with potential to fly: washing on lines, childrens’ toys, cushions, delicately placed pots.  Widow-black clouds massed before lightning flashed … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 13 “Elements”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 14 “Frost and Dew”(Callout)

If the October days were a cordial like the sub-acids of fruit, these are a tonic like the wine of iron. Drink deep or be careful how you taste this December vintage. The first sip may chill, but a full draught warms and invigorates. ~ John Burroughs, “Winter Sunshine” Please send your poetry (up to 5 … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 14 “Frost and Dew”(Callout)

The Writers’Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 12 “Truths and Lies”

The Geese by Peter Clive We exist in the shadow of words. We live the lies they tell, with no say in the matter: the price we pay for the power of speech. We squander the bitter birthright of truth that torments bird and beast, for the promise it lets us make ourselves that we … More The Writers’Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 12 “Truths and Lies”