Poetry – Issue 2.1

The Ornithologist by Anita John So small is your skull, short-eared owl, so black your beak (that blessed the lives of mouse and vole); so hollow your eyes whic...

Poetry – Issue 2.2

Horseshoe Crab by Oonah V Joslin horseshoe crabs the sang royal of living fossils are blue-blooded hemocyanins copper bottom feeders under their carapace like a...

Bhaltos

by Karen Izod 27th May, Bhaltos, Isle of Lewis I am back at Bhaltos, a small scattering of houses overlooking Phabaigh Mor on the Isle of Lewis. This is the las...

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...