Tag: Lucent Dreaming Issue 2

Kamila Krol in the Spotlight

Kamila Krol, whose piece ‘Danse Macabre’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Polish illustrator currently based in Cardiff, with a head full of surreal stories and a strong desire to share them with other people. In her work she embraces individualism, female perspective and the power of imagination and storytelling. Since graduating from an illustration

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William Christofides in the Spotlight

William Christofides, whose poem ‘The Ascent of Idris’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a literary historian based in Cardiff, currently researching the intellectual heritage of British Idealism at university. His love for literature began at age 14, listening to Bob Dylan and reading dangerous poetry anthologies in a school cupboard. Since then he has filled

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Harshal Desai in the Spotlight

Harshal, whose piece ‘Pollination’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an artist, writer, and photographer, charting identities through various art forms and taking on societal norms armed with nothing more than his cheeky wit and undeniable charm. He is the founding editor and art editor of Parentheses Journal.   What inspired your piece, ‘Pollination’ and how

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Sneha Subramanian Kanta in the Spotlight

Sneha Subramanian Kanta, whose poem ‘Stop Grieving’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal and the winner of the Uncommon Chapbook Series from Boston Accent Lit. She is the author of Synecdoche (The Poetry Annals, England) and Prosopopoeia (Ghost City Press, USA).         What inspired your piece, ‘Stop Grieving’ and how did it find

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Disconnected by Ian Grosz

Disconnected by Ian Grosz Even from the two hundred and twenty second floor of my apartment building the city appeared endless. It stretched out in all directions as far as you could see, its spires and towers reaching up to a huge domed sky. I remember watching a storm that night, as though it were real sky up there, real

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Silvestre Paradox by Adrian Encomienda (Lucent Dreaming Issue 2)

Silvestre Paradox  and his Trial through Eriel Rehabilitation and La Paraja Torment Council by Adrian Encomienda He belonged to the House of La Pajara. It was where he found himself whenever the heroin dropped him from the sky. It was a chamber of sorts. Fences entrapped him from all angles until he was pressed up against the chain-links. He would

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Tessa Byars in the Spotlight

Tessa Byars, whose short story ‘Save the Heart for Last’ was published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, graduated from Sheffield University in the seventies, had a family, got lost in teaching English and Drama both in the UK and abroad for twenty years, and managed to find lots of excuses along the way for never properly getting down

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Dreng by Jack Tyrrell

Dreng by Jack Tyrrell ALEX SLOWLY OPENED his eyes. He could feel soft, cool air cresting his cheeks as he soared through the sky, dipping and weaving between the cloud vapour as it refracted the warm sun in a vitreous spectrum of every colour he knew, each one more electric and beautiful than he had ever seen before. He gazed

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Saving Wonder by Joanne Walton (Lucent Dreaming Issue 2)

Saving Wonder by Joanne Walton “What day is it for you?” Fate looked up from her spreadsheet and frowned, more out of habit than actual annoyance. She’d grown used to Chance making this kind of entrance to her office whenever he had something to tell her, or to have told her, or to be telling her, but that didn’t mean

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Adrian Encomienda in the Spotlight

Adrian Encomienda, whose short story ‘Silvestre Paradox’ is published in the second issue of Lucent Dreaming, was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1995. His work is inspired by writers such as Franz Kafka and John Bunyan. He began writing for a local Arizona newspaper in 2015. In 2017, his first short story, “Cicatrin…Quien Te Trajo Aqui…Cicatrin”, was published by Dark

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