Nancy Charley draws parallels between knitting and the creation of a human life in her delicate poem. Illustration by Rupert Smissen.
Harry Man's exquisite poem captures the magic and anticipation that surrounds the birth of a child. Illustration by Raid71 — aka Chris Thornley.
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A short story by Jack Wells, providing a pertinent metaphor for parents who have had to give their children up for adoption. Illustration by Fabio Delvo.
Jon Lemay's restorative poem addresses the exact moment when one emerges from melancholy into a new frame of mind. Illustration by Jason Mowry.
Abigail Hodge's post-apocalyptic short story follows a girl trying to find the one person left who means something to her. Illustration by Adams Carvalho.
Megan Rowlands' poem challenges the supposed ideals of a domesticated life and champions something much wilder. Illustration by Anne Bastian.
Danielle Carey's short story tells the tale of two mysterious aunts who raise their nieces whilst maintaining a fascinating secret. Illustrated by Matt Murphy.
A poem by Sammy Hutton addressing sleep and the soft spaces of time between wakefulness and slumber. Illustration by Anna Horvath.
A mother who can predict the future finds her gift to be more of a curse than a blessing in John Vicary's short story. Illustration by Romina Birzer.
A poem by Melanie Whipman, inspired by a skipping rope that was handed down the maternal line of her family. Illustration by Constanze Moll.
Neil Rathmell’s surreal short story follows a man as he desperately tries to understand where he is and how he got there. Illustration by Nadia So.
Published in our brand new Future issue, Katie Byford's delicate little poem looks at love in the present moment. Illustration by Aiste Stancikaite.
Our brand new issue is out today, featuring a captivating collection of illustrated short stories and poems that cast us into a divergent future.
A poem by Zelda Chappel on the transitory nature of life, exploring what it means to find acceptance in loss. Illustration by Simon Prades.