RITUALS FICTION: ‘THE RITE OF ODOBENA’ BY ADAM MARKS

RITUALS FICTION: ‘THE RITE OF ODOBENA’ BY ADAM MARKS

The Rite of OdobenaAdam Marks It was a dark, cloudy night: perfect! A group was gathered in a corner of Old St Pancras Churchyard. They were not a regular congregation. They were men and women of various ages, pepper-pot faces, ordinarily dressed, mostly;...

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RITUALS FICTION: ‘SEEING YELLOW’ BY MARY ROSE MCCARTHY

RITUALS FICTION: ‘SEEING YELLOW’ BY MARY ROSE MCCARTHY

Seeing YellowMary Rose McCarthy At forty, Alison had come to detest the colour yellow.  And she saw it everywhere. She wasn’t the navel gazing type, but if she thought at all about her problem with yellow, she figured it could have something to do with an...

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RITUALS POETRY: ‘THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC’ BY PAMELA SCOTT

RITUALS POETRY: ‘THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC’ BY PAMELA SCOTT

That Old Black MagicPamela Scott went down tothe woods lastnight, in the dark,moon shining above went down tothe darkest partof the woods,right into theold black heart went down, deepdown, until all thelight was gone, untilthe dark breathed around me went...

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RITUALS FICTION: ‘ARTIFICIAL, INTELLIGIBLE’ BY TIMOTHY RYAN

RITUALS FICTION: ‘ARTIFICIAL, INTELLIGIBLE’ BY TIMOTHY RYAN

Artificial, IntelligibleTimothy Ryan  —Adrianne?—Yes, Mom, it’s me.—Adrianne, is that you?—Yes, Mom, you can open the door.—Wonderful, Adrianne, yes, yes, of course, it’s been so long–—How are you today, Mom?  I brought over the honey you like from Mr....

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