Tag: Lucent Dreaming Issue 3

Fleur Dijkman in the Spotlight

Fleur Dijkman, whose story ‘The Middle of the Loch’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an Anglo-Dutch author. She was raised in Hampshire in the south of England and studied English Language and Culture in the Netherlands. Whilst in the Netherlands, she co-founded the English Academy for Newcomers where she taught English. She currently lives in

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James Hayward in the Spotlight

James Hayward, whose story ‘The Sorrow and the Thunder’ was published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, was born in the south of England where he spent a large amount of the time reading fantasy and sci-fi. He is now based in Cardiff where he also spends a large amount of time reading fantasy and sci-fi when his actual

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The Sorrow and the Thunder by James Hayward (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

  It was one of the most beautiful days I had ever experienced, that day in late summer. The sun shone clear and proud, the only clouds within its vault those faint, fragile wisps that serve to decorate the sky, not to cover it. A light breeze wafted through, carrying the scent of honeysuckle growing wild on the far walls.

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Wonder is Always Around the Corner by Thomas Swain (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

A lot of anxiety surrounded my move to Plymouth. The new city was so busy. It had this rat-race, metropolis way about it that made me feel chronically stressed. During reading week before the Christmas holidays, I returned to the familiarity of Cornwall’s hedgerows and winding country roads. To me, it was another world away. Cornwall was simple, but gentle,

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Thomas Swain in the Spotlight

Thomas Swain, whose piece ‘Wonder is Always Around the Corner’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a creative non-fiction writer. What inspired your piece, ‘Wonder is Always Around the Corner’ and how did it find its way to Lucent Dreaming? When I went away to university, I became plagued with a seemingly endless array of mental

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City of God by Edward Vidaurre (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

I woke up with the weight of my beard across my body. It had grown down to my feet. It was thick and coarse. There were people living on it. From the braid on my chest I could smell the food they were cooking. Down by my waist, my beard had the shape of hills with goats and other animals

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Sam Regal in the Spotlight

Sam Regal, whose piece ‘Valentine’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a poet, performer and recent transplant from Brooklyn to Athens, Georgia. Her translation of Yao Feng’s One Love Only Until Death was published in 2017 by Vagabond Press, and she has performed most notably with Jennifer Vanilla at MoMA PS1, Le Poisson Rouge, and Brooklyn

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Valentine by Sam Regal (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

My horoscope read: as you keep on living, my darling, who for? And out of my ear thrust a dandelion stem that shanked my beloved through the rib before itself hardening to bone. My love had no words. A stout onlooker—Fatty Arbuckle’s kin—jetéd across the street toward my fecund head, whispered, will forever I feel as in this moment alone?

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You Left me a Gift by Karoline Yesterdaye (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

the graft triggered a recall of youthful dowries charm// cultivated into a resourceful beauty wafts of grace floated past a table// her vanity ran past a mirror fielded in an exchange of foreign features in the morning feels new again you gifted me this as I dreamt slowly between the auras of the world treasuring instances of memories//   Browse

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