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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.

Cold Baptism

Steps... I have struggled taking steps One foot in front the other, that’s how you make the steps, but where are they taking me? What was...

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 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...

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...

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...

Be With Me

In body, in mind, in soul and in spirit In havoc, in fear, in hatred and despair In sorrow, in joy, in tears and in laughter In...

Semi-Permeability

I was awake while you were drowning me: in bed you: the adjacent  bathroom I wanted to move but didn’t I wanted to yell but couldn’t I listened to...

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...

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...

That Kind Of Fire

It was the first form. It was everybody’s first time. It was a crazy time. Girls had formed into women in their heads, and...