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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RITUALS FICTION: ‘THE MOP MARTINI’ BY HANK KIRTON

RITUALS FICTION: ‘THE MOP MARTINI’ BY HANK KIRTON

The Mop MartiniHank Kirton “Before we start – I’m sorry, toots – what’s your name again?”“Beekeeper.”“Okay, Mavis. I just want to tell you that I’m not gonna talk about my marriage. Y’know. To you-know-who...”“Banana?”“Because I’m not here to provide...

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CASEY BAILEY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CASEY BAILEY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CASEY BAILEY   ADJUSTMENT BY CASEY BAILEY Verve Poetry Press ISBN 978-1912565023 £9.99/78 pages I have mastered the art of finding humour in my failure. I have come to know we all have gifts, that we all have limitations, and some...

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