The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 10 ” Portraits”

A Portrait of my Daughter (a cheap one from a photo booth on the front) by Gill Lambert I wonder where she came from, this woman child with a body that can’t have come from mine. Thirteen has brought the Blackpool out in her, switching on electric sunshine, a kaleidoscopic roller coaster, black to bright lights, … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 10 ” Portraits”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 9 “Our National Health”

Perhaps an Angel by Susan Castillo Past midnight, A&E. Nurses check charts, murmur about boyfriends, coffee, changing shifts. In a cubicle, a doctor stitches up a scalp as though he’s making lace. Deft hands, cappuccino skin, eyes bruised almonds. I know I’ve seen him somewhere. I flash back to Manhattan. In a museum called the … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 9 “Our National Health”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 8 “Corridors and Passageways”

Hannah and the Shadows from Charlotte & The Charlatan – and other Cautionary Tales by J.A. Sutherland Hannah loved the shadows. She dwelt among the deepest, darkest places of the mind. Hiding behind her public persona, Hannah chose to disown a reality that might reveal her personality. Hannah loved the shadows. Standing at the brown … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 8 “Corridors and Passageways”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 7 “Shoes”

Skates by Anne Harding Woodworth Sidewalks of flagstone occur to me. Not one stone like another, each pocked in its own way, flaking, unevenly heaved from somewhere beneath. And roller skates— adjustable to fit any foot. The key dangles on a string around your neck. Saddle shoes slip into the steel skates. You tighten them … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 7 “Shoes”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 6 “The Art of Divination”

Numerology – Message to the Generals by E.E. Nobbs NOTE: found text from the anthology 15 Canadian Poets x 2 by Gary Geddes (Editor) 1988 …………………………………………………..***** Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor by Angi Holden She lines the stones around the rim of her pudding bowl, fingers crossed that today the last cherry delivers a rich man, not a poor … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 6 “The Art of Divination”