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 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”

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 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”