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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.

I Want You To Know

You once asked what my greatest fear was. I think I fobbed you off. It was one of those truth and dare games we would play...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Transcribing

I smoke my cigars, in the wind, Hoping to run into her, Her eyes and her breasts; Everything of her. Hoping to blend into her, Survive her, Transcribe her, I move...