Contents – Issue 5

Click on any of the titles below to be taken to that page in Issue 5. You can skip to the next piece in the magazine from each page by pressing the Next Page button at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

With this Pen
Sophie Horton

Aza and the Writing of a Novel
Sonora Hills

The Cloak of Prophecy
Heather Mortimer

Mrs Wilson
Tanita Patel

Victorian Back Alleyways
Freya Stokes

Cheese and Biscuits
Gabriella Barry

The Clan-Myth About the Creation of the Sun and Moon
Joey Bird

Joshua Fearn

The Werewolf’s Howl
Jessica Barnett

You are the Sea
Lucy Donaghey

The Countdown
Rachel Weller

A Temporary Shelter
Joe Pickles

Katie Gayton

Mia-Nadine Anderson

Nabeela Saghir

Lucy Donaghey

Poppy Ashford-Kelleher

Snow Fall
Jessica Horton

Jude Parker

Kaleia Hills

Cruel Fate
Clodagh Delahunty-Forrest

A Festive Celebration
George Bastow

The Afterlife
Heather Mortimer

The Visitor
Joe Derbyshire

Football Dreams
Kobi James

A City in a Poem
Mark Chappell

Too Young
Katie Wheatley

Maryam Alatmane

Spy Network
Uzayr Bukhari

Mariam Mohammed

Mother India
Pratiksha Saha






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