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”

Night Visitorsby 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 black,to blacker washes,while in the leaf  litter,blind things crawland the hidden husksof nut and seedslide with … 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”

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 5 “Love & Music”

Bass-line by Julia Webb Brother zoom-zooms in on the back of the moon with his buzz-cut hair and eyeball bulge and the pound-pound bass and the knock- knock door and friends troop up-down up-down and the fridge door open-shut open-shut and beer cans on window ledge balance and bare legs swing-swing on the flat lounge … More The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 5 “Love & Music”