The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 16 “Landscape and Maps”(Callout)

“If geography is prose, maps are iconography.” Lennart Meri The Writers’ Cafe Magazine is open for submissions to poetry (up to 5 previously unpublished) and prose (Word count limit 1000), that adhere to the theme “Landscape and Maps”. Please include a third person short bio. Send to Marie Lightman at marielouisebrooks@hotmail.co.uk by April 18th, for … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 16 “Landscape and Maps”(Callout)

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 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 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”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 11 “Into the Trees”

Rooted by Peter J. King ………………………………………………………………***** Night Visitors by Lesley Quayle It began in the forest, in the still and starless, landscape of a night. In an absence of light, in the company of nightmares, listening for disparate animations, tattoo of trees, murmur of wings, mouths moving over skin. Peering into shadows, through specks of … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 11 “Into the Trees”