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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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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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They Never Die – Alyssa Martin

‘They never die, you know.’ Jaime tells me one night. I take a long swig of my beer. ‘Who?’ ‘Artists. They never die.’ A beat later he says, ‘I’m going to be one someday.’ ‘Yeah, sure.’ He throws himself on … Continue reading

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Seven Years Four Months Eleven Days – Rachel Walker

She missed his presence every day. The flat was empty and cold; it stank of Supernoodles and lentil soup because she had never learned to cook. She kept forgetting to buy milk and biscuits and she never remembered to set … Continue reading

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Introducing the Sony Xperia SP – Neil Weaving

The Sony Xperia SP is the phone you need more than you need anything else. You need one more than you need food or oxygen or the respect of your peers. A Sony Xperia SP would make your peers respect … Continue reading

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Voice Boxes – Isabella Schneider

i dream of being a renaissance man but it took me four months until i could refer to my room as mine and admitting ownership of characteristics and abilities is risking responsibility/personality/potentiality. ‘the’ is much easier to use, there is … Continue reading

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DO YOU EVEN SUBMIT, BRO!?

Oi! Writers of Glasgow, Scotland, and the goddamn world. We need YOU(r submissions). Aloud Magazine Issue 03 is in the works, and for it to look as beautiful and be full of as much scrumptious literary goodness as it has … Continue reading

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Siren – Arienne Taylor

Your friend gives you an envelope. “What’s this?” “Remember that money you let me borrow a couple weeks ago? Well, consider it paid.” “When I gave you money, I expected money back.” You hold up a ticket to a performance … Continue reading

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The Art of Writing – Rachel Walker

Every day, seven hours a day, she engaged in vibrant tussles with language. Adjectives spilling out and splattering across the page, either too much or too little; sentences that refused to conform, that required wheedling and unerring concentration to subdue. … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to flush – Adam V. Cheshire

The morning was done, gone to the dogs with the progression of the sun across the sky. Gordon squeezed his eyes shut and gathered the duvet around his head like a death shroud. Eventually he clambered to his feet at … Continue reading

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