Death of a Foster Son

by Nancy Campbell The doctor called out to me as I shuffled downhill through the snow, going sideways and slowly, trying not to fall over. We’d met over a dinne...

Poetry – Issue 1.2

Covered by the Forest by Elizabeth Rimmer Morning light is softened beneath the trees and the wind in the sycamore’s high branches moves the leaves like rain. I...

Meeting the Whale

by Peter Reason “We might be in for a tedious day,” I warned Suzy and Gib. “Motoring in flat calm and very little to see.” I was on the second stage of my voyag...

Holy Mound

by Rachael Guy On the banks of the estuary, a ramshackle waterbird sanctuary. Handwritten signs implore ‘Look up!’ ‘Walk Quietly’ – ‘Listen’. Passages fro...

The Last Call

by James Roberts The first time I heard it was in the instant after I had first experienced silence. We came here a few months after our baby was born. I left h...

Whalefest 2015

by Tamsin Hopkins Now in its fourth year, Whalefest has come of age. Started in Brighton by Ian Rowlands and Dylan Walker in 2011 the annual event is the only o...