Carol Stewart is a mother and grandmother living in the Scottish Borders. A former freelance editor, her poems have recently been published in 404 Ink, That (Literary Review) and Abstract: Contemporary Expressions.
We all love to be afraid from time to time. That is why we listen to ghost stories with rapt attention from a very young age. It thrills us, makes us look over our shoulders, but we always come
back for more.
When I tell him autumn tastes like apples, he brings me a bright red delicious the next day, pressing it into my hand without a word.
Shanika had known him since she was 12. She always thought that she hated him.
Occasional writer, often wanderer, horrible speller, broken thinker,
incessant lover of all things ineffable, neutral evil and serious
Welcome to our 2019 $500 Halloween Horror 50 Word Story contest. Yes, that’s right. It’s already here. Every year we run our contests, and those of you who have been frequent readers
“Put the gun away,” Rho said at the table in the diner.
Anna looked up at him. “I need to clean it, ok?”
“You don’t clean it here.”
Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee is a poet and writer. His poems have appeared in World Literature Today, Rattle, The London Magazine, New Welsh Review, Mudlark, Acumen, Hobart, Glass: A Review of Poetry, and other publications. His first collection of poetry, Ghalib’s Tomb and Other Poems (2013)
Rho Lo Castra sat on the edge of the bed and stared into infinity in a hotel room in Lacey, Washington. He was still dressed in his beige Victorian Ulster and turtleneck, brown trousers and black mosquito boots. His coat was unbuttoned but kept closed by a brown waist wrap under a leather belt with […]
I’m a German citizen, but I’m also half Sri Lankan. My father’s a German, my mother a Sri Lankan. I was born here on this tiny island in the Indian Ocean,