The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 15 “Letters”

Like Origami by Rebecca Gethin With their perished creases care is needed to unfold the letters. Each one is stretched in a paper hospital and models how to crease, fold and smooth the creations with precision.  I try to read the prescriptions they secrete under the flaps without adding any flourishes of my own. But … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 15 “Letters”

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 Lennart Meri The Writers’ Cafe Magazine is open for submissions to poetry (up to 5 previously unpublished) and prose (Word count limit 1000), that adhere to the theme “Landscape and Maps”.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 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”