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The Days that came before the Days that took all that was Beautiful by Ernest O. Ògúnyemí (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

Bisangwa was closer than a friend, he was a brother. I knew him well before I was wise enough to call names, and his was one of the first names I called. We grew up together as children. We played with and ate the same sand, dirtied our clothes, and cried together as our mothers… Read More The Days that came before the Days that took all that was Beautiful by Ernest O. Ògúnyemí (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

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Pavlova by Amy Barnes (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

Snowflakes fell like fluttery Parisian meringues. Anna’s thin jacket andpointe-shoe-pink silk pyjamas held off her shivering for but a moment. Her slippers were soon as wet as the sky. Christmas gifts scattered after the train’s crash, shiny paper and foppish bows bold against the bleak night. There was no rehearsal for this unexpected performance.No backstage… Read More Pavlova by Amy Barnes (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

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Announcing our Pushcart Nominations

We’re delighted to share our Pushcart nominations from 2019 for 2020. We wish we could nominate all our published pieces, but as we can’t, here are six of our many favourites from 2019! ‘Force Mechanism’ by Aremu Adams Adebisi ‘The Rhythms of Anxiety’ by Ian Grosz ‘Baintsi’ by Madeleine Milligan ‘Threads of a soft language’… Read More Announcing our Pushcart Nominations