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ISSUE 21: FLUX

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  • Fangs

    By Celeste Morton
    When you really smile,your fangs show at the side of your mouth, This is my favorite way to see you, In profile When you’re driving
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  • Le Pendu

    By Charika Swanepoel
    Life and death: they are one, at core entwined. Rainer Maria Rilke, 1922   I At first I thought, this must be midlife, but then again, it’s been only twenty-two years. I thought perhaps this must be the
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  • Our Story

    By Chimezie Ihekuna
    It was a beautiful Saturday morning… Catherine was sitting on her favorite Master-sized sofa, the largest one in the living room; fully relaxed and full of life. Her husband, Richard, was in the kitchen dishing out his food
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  • iEye

    By Crystal Beiersdorfer
    Modern technological advancements have made it possible for public engagements to be recorded and accessible to the world. Security cameras are a primary way for people to feel safe in public areas but also a way for the
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  • Driving Anxieties

    By Dave Mann
    I’ve never been a confident driver. This is not to say that I’m an awful driver – I do fairly well on the roads and have yet to have an accident with another vehicle – but I am quite anxious
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  • Prison to Prism: A Journey Home

    By Denise Y. Fielding
    ‘Border’!   The word stands glaring at me as I scan the ‘Irish Times’. My platelets of perception do a quick realignment.         I live temporarily near the ‘Border’ of which they speak in Ireland but there is no resonance
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  • She and I

    By JC Gasgonia
    Did I just see her smirk at me?   Or was it a look of contempt?   I looked at her again, at my reflection, staring blankly at me.   Then we both smiled. "It is show time,"
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  • The Catching Game

    By Kamanee Govender
    They tell me to stay positive To look up and look forward Not to bring the darkness with me wherever I go But do they know there was a time when I was only brightness When I laughed
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  • Dear ______   I have been reading, thinking, rereading and rethinking through what you wrote, and trying to find a way to respond. At the same time, I have been ploughing through Paul Gilroy’s After Empire that you
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  • New Fafi

    By Lemeeze Davids
    The answer beyond the deep blue heavens, The Assembly take up as – ONE, in his sickening uncastrated power gig, would be any governmental official in their sexy scandals and sports car mansions – a strict hand on an apocalypse
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  • The Reader

    By Lindiwe Nkutha
    This week couldn’t have been shittier even if Satan had designed it with the sole intention of torturing me. First my mother, now KG, just when I was trying to do everything by the book. I’m really good
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  • Hamburger or Bridge?

    By Lumumba Mthembu
    The open lecture you attended during your last days with Bear must have made a deep impression because the tentative attempts you have since made to become lucid in your dreams have not gone unnoticed by your eagle-eyed
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  • Dancer in the Woods

    By Natalie Field
    The story of our universe begins with a singularity. Due to some inconceivable force, space expanded and matter formed. The stars, the earth, oceans, animals and even our bodies, are all made from this matter that has existed
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  • To Give Life Anew

    By Natalie Field
    Through my work I explore the cyclical nature of life and decay, as they feed into each other to create a sense of homeostasis in the natural world. All life exists in this constant state of flux. I believe
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  • Flutter

    By Niamh Walsh-Vorster
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  • contemporary foolery

    By Norbert Herrmann
    Startup Scaleup DigihubInnovation Technological RevolutionWeb 2.0 Transfer Internet of ThingsBig Data Smart Devices Agile SphinxAugmented Reality Autonomous DrivingEnergy Transition Industry 4.0Earth System Analyses Intelligent HomeFoster Framework Corresponding CloneIntegration Co-creation HackathonArtificial Intelligence Self-Learning BabylonWe accelerate to tenfold extraterrestrial speedWhile
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  • The past

    By Sarah Frost
    What were you thinking, mother When you handed me a package with a watch in it, marking my tenth birthday, as I came to your bed that lonely winter morning?   The Rothko painting in the corner an
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  • Postcard

    By T. Michael Mboya
    The Wedgwood Bed and Breakfast, Melville, Johannesburg. 10.10.2016   Are my eyes opening in a dream? Or is a dream opening my eyes?   The furniture in the room floats In steel–grey half–light   The side table swims
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  • Rising consciousness

    By Tinyiko Mabasa
    Sometimes sitting on top of molehill is no help at all. Particularly, if what you look for is not anywhere nearby, not even at the last ends of farm you reside at. Sometimes spending time seated on top
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