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Young Prince Signing Off – Exit Stage Left

What a send off! ALOUD #11 was cracking, as it always is. Thank you to all who came along to participate and to observe and marvel, it’s because of you guys we’re still able to do this! Last night was … Continue reading

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Issue 03 Cover Art – Dugald Kinvig

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Candle Wax Days – Kieran Kelly

Future stalks feebly Prowling cowed in North Atlantic Flinty Swells With blistered tongue and cracked lips But bolstered by an inhuman determination To call in our tab Consequence Lies impotent Sharpening her knifeblade hands In silence The streets Open their … Continue reading

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Alba – Victoria Hamilton

I saw him in the back room. His frail hands And words didn’t fly, More a float With no signs of sinking. They hung in the ale stained air, Favoured Scots. That harsh clicking drawl Framed fractures Of feelings and … Continue reading

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The Gardening Jacket – Jim Mackintosh

my grandad’s tweed jacket shaped by the seasons held together, filled by fragments of him a penknife, bone handled the silver inlay, lost the memories of string of cabbages snicked fresh loose tobacco trapped into corners enough for two fills … Continue reading

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Untitled – Ewan Imray

It is as if I am playing chess against a Grandmaster one who isn’t confined by the rules slowly, meticulously grinding me down I am but a lowly pawn; My Queen just removed.

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the sky was pink – Johnny Owens

Arms splayed wide, across the park and right passed it all. She’s lying, almost dozing, till she moves herself up onto him, delicate china head balanced gracefully in the deep crevasse of his shoulder blade. Arms ain’t splayed no more, … Continue reading

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Honey – T.J. Dennett

After they left you lost your job, the Georgian house your father had left on his deathbed, and the respect of the school. Graffiti appeared on playground walls, names of giants never mentioned before: Cradlesnatcher, Kiddiefiddler. Whore. Market stalls whispered … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace – David Stakes

In Retiro Park Falling silver under a crystal sky Summer glints of every Contour on the slide Gold leaf kisses Concussion dreams A kaleidoscope of being Lips part at a moth’s touch Red and gold warmth A leaking heart on … Continue reading

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The corner of Sauchiehall and West Nile Street – Calum McAfee

The corner of Sauchiehall and West Nile Street is home to a particularly unremarkable Starbucks. Sitting within a five minute walk from no less than four other identical coffee shops you might be forgiven for wondering why it should be … Continue reading

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