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Handpicked featured poems and stories from all our issues and contests curated for your benefit!

April Fools

ISI JI! THAT redundant, annoying, purple-coloured head of a yam tuber! Despite how much my siblings and I hated it, it found its way...

The Whores and The Holy

I would like to write down what happened in Katanga - a little grimy hole, deposited in an abandoned hinterland in the outskirt of...

Fake Eyelashes

Bootie shorts, skin-tight clothes, insanely low-cut tops, fancy make-up and always on stilettos: Beautiful girls are, as described by the world. A book judged...

The King Would Send His Men

In another time, in another life, they would call those embers, eyes. Eyes that spoke in bold italics, brimming with kohl kohl that wore silence, bore songs like...

Daisy Chains

I've been thinking back to the days of old When you carried me in palms and never let a harm unfold Is it a blessing or...

Secured in a Dream

I write my best work whilst fast asleep, but often lose good lines to my subconscious. Thoughts locked in a mind that securely shut, a guarded coffer...

The Girl Who Cried Rain

When she fell in her mother's palm during the Motherhood Ritual Night, she didn't know she was destined to be a curse that would...

Once Upon a Time

Waiting for you every evening at home are Earl grey candles, enough to illuminate Our room, will be filled with all you wish for and I will...

Graveyard of Stamped Roses

Walking through the valley, Taking a right turn and then left. I came across an abandoned park, Full of benches and withered trees. There were roses everywhere, Some black...

Space Tourists

Once upon a time in a faraway black hole, Zorf and Miq won a luxury vacation across the Universe at the Eagle Nebula charity...