Enlightened Creatures by Rachel Swabey

When we were frozen, inert polished stone, water rushed, algae bloomed.   The whole place breathed. We were pulled, like tides, pebbles sucked clean.   Scattered impulses unravelled, assembled, rearranged, became something sensible.   Eventually,...

PAREIDOLIA by Rowan Evans

“No one believes me. I’ve tried talking to family members, friends and other…,” he waves in my general direction, so I can only assume he means medical professionals. “It’s a normal phenomenon, apparently. Most people see them.” “Sorry, what?” I make a quick appraisal...

Gambles and Balances by BRUCE HARRIS

She stands by the window on the upstairs landing, which she concedes to herself is probably her favourite window in the house. There is always considerable competition. She has lived here with Peter for over twenty years, loving the house from the start, with its...