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Fiction, Short Story

The note that changed his life by Kamila Kwasniewska

He could never understand what she wanted from him. Her cold stare sending shivers down his bony back; for God sakes, she was his mother, yet she felt like a stranger. He didn’t understand all those years why her eyes were different, why his smile didn’t crook like hers. He didn’t know why he was… Continue reading The note that changed his life by Kamila Kwasniewska

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Non-Fiction, Play Reviews

Play Review: The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Chloe Evans

The Owl and the Pussycat went to Belgrade, in a beautiful pea green boat. And you, too, can sail along the Jam River this half term! “Always look on the bright side of life.” Eric Idle and the Monty Python lot are well known for this utterance from The Life of Brian. ‘The Quite Remarkable… Continue reading Play Review: The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Chloe Evans

Artwork, Illustrations

Embodiment of Uni Life by Kiki Thandi

We've asked Kiki what inspired her to create this fantastic piece of Artwork: "An image like the one above would be particularly eye-catching for students as it is essentially an embodiment of student life. What you're seeing is a lifted up desk, and its contents have been drawn to relate to students from all faculties.… Continue reading Embodiment of Uni Life by Kiki Thandi

Fiction, Photography, Poetry

Courtyard by Tom Lawlor

courtyard spitting distance away from tired junkie streets; beneath the winding clotted veins, beyond calcified back-alleys - ground floor sanctuary sits in a spoilt courtyard of broken glass. watching intently from a raised stony bed, the stern disapproving eyes of the mother offers a distant monasterial embrace. Tom Lawlor is a first-year student of English and… Continue reading Courtyard by Tom Lawlor

Short Story

Red Pick by Kamila Kwasniewska

God… I hate this place. The disgusting humid feeling of sweat surrounded the room. I knew he was messy, but good God. Clothes thrown around the room not washed in only the devil himself knows how long, stinking old socks under the bed and Oh My… I don’t even want to know what else is… Continue reading Red Pick by Kamila Kwasniewska

Fiction, Flash Fiction

No Signal by Matthew Barton

This piece of flash fiction was written by Matthew Barton for Cov Words back in 2015.   Beeeeep. No signal, the phone said. I can’t call Meridith and tell her that her cat’s dead. I can’t call Terry and set up that wood delivery, get a fire going. It’s horrible cold. Beeeeep. Yes? Barbara? Yes,… Continue reading No Signal by Matthew Barton

Fiction, Poetry

You are the one By Melisa Matvejeva

Your bullets of hatred, Shooting through my warming flame of love. Killing every drop of lust, Stopping the river of pure passion. The heart you are stabbing, It is not mine, it is yours. I'm in the mirror behind you, I'm invincible. Shoot me again, Make holes in your angelic smiles, Destroy the trust webs… Continue reading You are the one By Melisa Matvejeva

Fiction, Plays / Scripts

Marbles by James Rodger

Marbles is an interesting and original play script about Dr. Chuck Berkeley and a paranoid schizophrenic named Al. It was written by James Rodgers for Coventry Words back in 2014. Characters CHUCK AL ORDERLY DOCTOR   CHUCK enters an empty room. There are two unoccupied chairs in the centre of the room back-to-back. There is… Continue reading Marbles by James Rodger

Fiction, Poetry

Winner of the Fred Holland Poetry Collection Award 2016: Samuel Ugbechi

Samuel Ugbechie was the winner of the Frederick Holland Poetry Collection Award 2016 with his poems on quirky topics from ants to lemonade. The collection is full of powerful visual imagery using astute observations along with eloquent phrasing and his own unique style. He is currently studying for an MSc in Computer Science. You can also find his… Continue reading Winner of the Fred Holland Poetry Collection Award 2016: Samuel Ugbechi