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POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Hanna Abi Akl

Who are you? Lebanese-English writer. Poet. Novelist. Looking to stay drunk on words. Where can we read more from you? hannaabiakl.wordpress.com Outcast Always on the receiving end Of brutal beat downs And scathing attacks Handed down to me…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Jerrod Schwarz

Who are you? Jerrod is the co-founder of Driftwood Press. His work has appeared in HOOT, The Fem, and many others. He lives in Florida. He hates sweating. It's an ongoing issue. Where else can we find you? driftwoodpress.net Let's Prepare…

9 Most Anticipated Books of 2017

After the political and social disaster that was last year, I think 2017 is trying to be good to us by giving us plenty of new literature to stick our noses into. There are some big names hitting bookshelves over the next twelve months, as…

SHORT STORIES: A Portrait

Autumn was creeping in. It was obvious in the rich orange that the city had turned, and the gentle breeze that blew around Harriet’s shoulders as she sat bolt upright on the hard wooden chair. “I wish I’d brought a pillow,” she declared…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Jeffrey Endsley

Who are you? A high school student who loves writing stories and poems. Some Days Some days I would hear footsteps closer to me, And when I woke up I saw that human again, controlling me. Some days another human was next to the other,…

SHORT STORIES: Father McKenzie

‘Father McKenzie Wiping the dirt from his hands as he walked from the grave No one was saved.’ Eleanor Rigby (Lennon-McCartney, 1966) “The Mass is ended. Go in peace.” But of course they didn’t. Because they hadn’t been there in the first…

5 Ways to Become A Better Reader

It’s always some kind of a task to start a new book; whether that’s because you have no interest in reading or too much of a collection to choose from, it can be a somewhat difficult decision. Hardly a life-or-death situation, I know, but…

SHORT STORIES: The Man On The Moor

The greens, greys, browns and purples of the moor stretched endlessly away. Baby grouse could be seen leaping playfully between heathers with larger birds circling in anticipation. A wind howled relentlessly across the plateau, which would…

SHORT STORIES: Beverley Road

Between A and B were many things. Some charming, some dangerous, some confusing. All dark. He could have taken the bus, but had little cash and wanted the fresh air. it was a risk to walk the mile north to the suburbs, but he was not…

SHORT STORIES: A Burnt-Out Case

“Steve, we’ve got a call-out.” “Where to this time?” “Brough Park. Some act of vandalism.” “Ok then, off we go.” The vandalism turned out to be a car. A VW Polo Estate. Or what had once been a VW Polo Estate. It was now a burnt-out hulk.…