Week Three

The Shadow Place

Poetry Michael Arthur’s poem renders the emotional space after love as a desolate wasteland littered with lost artefacts, a shadow place. Maps of old familiar territory Dead leaves blowing Swirling in a dusty corner A single songbird bursts forth melodically I open that first edition you gave me And read again Entranced by the familiar …

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Phone Call

Prose Presenting a window into life with autism Daniel Kearns’ short fiction ‘ Phone Call’ offers sensitive insight into neuro-divergent experience. CW: Neurodiversity (autistic character featured) The day was bright and sunny, a few small clouds dotting an otherwise clear blue sky, a fewbirds flying past while singing to one another. A cool, subtle breeze …

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