Illustrations by Hugo Douglas-Deane

Added Together

Me plus him equals a set of twins a pair like no other, Do the maths it isn’t hard, He’s my sibling my twin my brother I am part of a...

Creative Writing: A Study of Two Girls with Van Gogh’s “Self Portrait”, Museé d’Orsay,...

he painted himself in dozens of frames, each time remade and recycled, each time new. i tell you this as we stand side-by-side surrounded by van gogh’s...
Kate Romain

Segments

The mirror refracts The eyes’ limitations exposed, You can’t take in the whole image: Forced to focus on elements, Gaze distorted, Everything abstracted. Trying to piece the fragments together is...

Birthday

The cake is going stale on the table and the lemonade, well, it’s all gone flat. She sits on the floor in her little dress and Mum...

Disposable Lives

They were only animals left feasting. Rotten corporate leftovers spilling from city bins. Trees, ancestors of the paper bags bearing that fast food insignia wept for the goodness...
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London skies alight

London skies burn ambient tonight, a St Helens’ horizon Eclipsing the pilot stars. Twitching beneath its orange lens the city expands black and glassy - Dilated like an eye. Veiled...