Tag: Lucent Dreaming Issue 4

Neptune’s Coquette by Joan McNerney (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

My toes throb over hard pebbles. Waters slip over slim ankles. Should I stand shivering or go swim? Lose my footprint? Off I run, falling over myself a mug of salty cider. This wave an insecure bed. Seaweed pillow. Carried by moon to an abyss. The floor of my mansion is not tidy. I shall have sponges for lunch. Ride

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Flotsam by E. A. Fowler (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

The first thing I found was the ring. It was a sultry, oppressive day in late August, and I was hollowed out by pain. I had taken a slow walk down to the beach, in hope of finding a breeze to dispel the worst of the heat, but even here the air was as dense as fog. Waves limped up

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it says be courageous by Logan Roberts (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

i would suffocate if it wasn’t for this chunk of skin i am digesting, torn from my finger tip, sinking into me, sinking further into an empty glance, the window— snowing & the internet is fucked. the song that wakes me every morning plays like a dream, phone to ear & i don’t hear anything, but the snow falling heavier

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The Hitchhiker’s Rest by Adele Winston (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

Callum forced the bulging suitcase into the boot of the car and said, “Did you have to pack so much stuff?” Chloe shrugged and got in the back seat. “Is he still going on?” Bethan whispered. “Yeah.” Chloe pulled off her red woolly hat and threw out her dark curls. “I could remind him about all the crap he’s packed.

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Like Dreams or Drainpipes by Jo Castle (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

Their journeys were two hours apiece, one made theirs from the north, the other the south. This was where their path intersected: a run-down second-hand shop on the east coast. It was a yellowed place facing the promenade, weathered at the edges where the salty breeze of the sea had whipped at it over all those years. It was a

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Fatma Latif in the Spotlight

Fatma Latif, whose poem ‘Threads of a Soft Language’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an aspiring writer from Sudan with two internationally published poems to her track. She began writing in the eighth grade. Penning stories and sentiments in her native language, when she turned 18 years of age, she created a personal blog as a

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O by Mari Lavelle-Hill (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

& sometimes at night the world is a ring donut i put my finger through *pink sprinkles* even pingu knew of jealousy to melt the ice white but to control shapes would be something every hope i have is a twist in the silver bangle i could never muster the strength to make a dent in malleable metal why i

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Aremu Adams Adebisi in the Spotlight

Aremu Adams Adebisi, whose poem ‘Force Mechanism’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Nigerian writer, economist and religionist. He is Kwaran, grew up in Lagos and started scrawling poetry precisely six years ago on his skin. He is a recipient of the Green Authors Prize with works in Best New African Poets and the anthology

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