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The international community of writers and artists since 2002
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ANNE SHEPPARD A Certain Kind of Death She stands in awe of her predicament, Tight bound and balanced on a precipice, As hecklers crowd around Like swords to cut her down. Soft shoes wet now with effluent that runs, No chance to hide her fear, the Gutter…
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AMY BUTLER Harbour There are strangers in our house now. They’re parked in the driveway, but It’s the same stone my father laid, And re-laid when it fell through that Winter. The flood took our home. Luckily, It left the house intact. Anchor. Bricks and…
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ROBERT KIBBLE Inelastic Scattering If a particle collides and loses energy, that’s inelastic scattering; where one is slowed down, caught, despite its frantic efforts to keep going, until it becomes automatic for it to continue, trying to put behind it…
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ANNEST GWILYM Something Lurks We walk by your side in the silence of crabs as your mocking laughter ripples the sea’s crypt. Too close, your mud-flesh sucks at our feet, sinks them with sly sips, sucks and swallows. Your distilled Cretaceous soup is home…
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JUDE NEALE About Light Parkinson’s I could have died on this road alone but for the fever of your touch. You pull crusts off my naked loneliness and lessen this wake I drag behind me like a stillborn. You name my doddering illness that hides in a bucket…
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Closing August 7, 2018, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition. Judge: Roger Elkin
Enter online or by post at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm
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Judge’s report By Derek Adams. Judging a poetry competition is always tough, but always a delight too, and the over two hundred entries in Sentinel’s May competition proved no exception. When I opened the weighty parcel that the postman delivered I must…
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Brock   Whacked onto frosty grass, his fur coat’s soaked in melting ice but his teeth don’t chatter. His tribal stripe’s there, tapering arse curved to stumpy tail, muscly shoulders bolted to giant feet, tipped with muddy claws. I turn him with both…
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A short story by John P. Asling   This is Grace’s moment. Just step into the aisle. Make your way up to the front of the church. To the microphone standing erect beside that man framed in the colour photograph. That man perched on a pedestal. That man…
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Title: The Space Between Us Author: Neil Elder Publisher: Cinnamon Press ISBN:  978-1-78864-016-9 Pages: 74 pages Price: £8.99 Reviewer: Mandy Pannett   In 2015 I had the pleasure of reviewing Neil Elder’s pamphlet Codes of Conduct for the winter issue of…
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