Issue 2 – September 2020

September is here. Issue 2 is here! Thank you for joining the second chapter of our literary journey. We really appreciate your support.

We’re excited to showcase 20 brilliantly brief poems & stories. From spiders to stones, worms to trees, street corners to divorce, dead ends, grief & alien encounters, we have a truly varied mix!

All these pieces are united by their ability to tell a powerful tale in few words. We judge each submission on its merits, not the length of the author’s bio. We love to champion new voices & it gives us great joy to be the first to publish a number of the writers in this issue.

Make yourself comfortable – you’re in for a treat. Happy reading!

Daniel & Elinor

Original artwork by Elinor Clark


Aaron Sandberg, ‘Think of the Thing We Saw’
Jasmine Flowers, ‘spider-silking’
Jason de Koff, ‘Dead Ends’
Matthew Whisker, ‘lockdown in britain looks a lot like my love life’
Paula Wood, ‘Rust’
Richard LeDue, ‘A Near Empty Hallway’ & ‘Descents’
Lynn White, ‘Amalgamating’
victoria mallorga hernandez, ‘on seeing your birthday pictures two months later, I dream of you’
Timi Sanni, ‘When Grief Finds Home in a Broken Body’
Peter Gregory, ‘The Cherry Tree’
Mattias Monde, ‘LAM 51.22’
Samuel Strathman, ‘Florida, Babylonia’


Sarah Alcock, ‘A little more’
Mandira Pattnaik, ‘New Neighbors’
Annabel Banks, ‘Sexist’
Eleanor Silk, ‘The Stone’
Shirley Hilton, ‘Divorce’
Daevid Glass, ‘First Contact’
Jan Howcroft, ‘Killing Time’