Flash Fiction: ‘Leaving Boston’ by Shane Fitzpatrick

Shane Fitzpatrick lives in Swords, County Dublin, with his wife Michelle and their six-year-old son Harry. Shane works for Aer Lingus as a flight steward, and enjoys writing, running, fine wines, and being outdoors. He dreams of moving to West Clare to write full-time, but his son's future comes first. Follow Shane on Twitter: @sfitzyfly... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Waif of Dover’ by Aria Ligi 2/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. In her writing, she skillfully draws out many pertinent themes from William and Dorothy Wordsworth's original poems, such as the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies, including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project.... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Waif of Dover’ by Aria Ligi 1/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. Her lyrical yet modern poetry re-imagines the figure and work of William Wordsworth. In her writing, Ligi artfully draws out many interesting, ever-pertinent themes, particularly the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: Two Stories by Hannah Stevens

Dr Hannah Stevens is a queer freelance writer. 'In Their Absence,' her collection of short stories about missing people and broken lives, will be published in 2020. Her work has been widely anthologised and featured in numerous literary journals. She currently co-directs Wind&Bones, a company exploring the crossing-places of creativity, writing and social justice. Originally... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Hymn to Equity’ by Aria Ligi 2/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. Hymn to Equity is a lyrical yet modern collection that re-imagines Wordsworth in new contexts. Ligi skillfully explores many pertinent themes in her writing, particularly the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Read the previous excerpts from Hymn to Equity here. Her work has been published... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Hymn to Equity’ by Aria Ligi 1/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Enjoy the following five poems from Hymn to Equity, a lyrical yet modern collection that re-imagines Wordsworth in new contexts. In her writing, Ligi artfully... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Spray Paint’ by Bupinder Singh

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for the slave-owners.Vladimir Lenin Bupinder Singh is a writer and educator based in Kashmir, India. His works have appeared in publications such as The Week, The Delacorte Review, and Coldnoon, among others. He is currently working on his... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Meat’ by Michael Conroy

Does the beef salute the butcher as it throbs to its knees?Clive Barker Meat Written by Michael Conroy He awoke in darkness to the smell of bleach. Mattress springs creaked under his weight, and he felt a cold burning sensation deep in his sinuses. He rolled onto his stomach and planted his hands down on... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Chalk’ by Andrew Slinde

People just... disappear[...]Bret Easton Ellis Andrew Slinde is a screenwriter, novelist, and general purveyor of strange fiction. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa and cohabitates with three apex predators. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSlinde Chalk By Andrew Slinde Monday: There was a chalk mark on my door. Nothing special, just an X. Who put it... Continue Reading →

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