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Volume 1 - Love

Love is one of the most important things in the world which is why we begin our magazine with stories of love.

Confidante

They whisper as I walk in them, few promises in their weaves, pleats sashay along the way as I walk that extra mile to get further...

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...

Still Cooking

Tina stood at the kitchen counter, eyes fixed on the half-wilted arrowhead vine that her friend, Ayona, had brought with her when she’d moved...

The Ghost in Aidan’s Kitchen

I first saw her when I came down for a glass of milk. Mama kept the kitchen counter clean and arranged her kitchen stools...

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...

Queer Love and Other Dis(ease)s

i. I use to imagine myself a girl kissing boys in games of boyfriend and girlfriend: renaming ourselves away to escape detention, toward the fun of rehearsed adult...

Men and Women

A man and a woman are spades, Two coins of a currency, And so when they asked me to choose, For I could only love one or...

Editor’s Note

Dear Reader, Welcome to the inaugural issue of Outcast Magazine. Outcast was started with the help of literary enthusiasts who wanted to bring forward LGBTQ+ writers...

Names & Labels

Being a girl “You can’t play with us, you’re a girl.” Taher creases his forehead. The way the word leaves his lips makes me take...

The Man With The Pink Underwear

Anabel’s eyes widen when she sees me. She leaves the door open and disappears into the house, leaving me to drag my boxes in...