Stories and Poems

 — the latest new short fiction and poetry from Words for the Wild 

 

 

 

 

                    Crabbing                

 

–    J. J. Shale  

                    At a year’s turn               

 

–    Linda Goulden  

                   Lady of the Garden               

 

–    Laura Potts  

                    The Mandarin Duck               

coming soon

–    M. J. Friday

                    Ousel-Cock              

coming soon

–    Glenn Hubbard  

                    Feather and Shell             

coming soon

–    Steve Xerri  

                    Bleak Row             

coming soon

–    Laura Potts  

                    Tower Shell             

coming soon

–    Hannah Brockbank  

                    A dendrological reaction to National Socialism             

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–    Ben Ray  

                  INVASIVE SPECIES/NURTURE [HUMAN] NATURE             

 

–    Gerard Sarnat  

                  Callipepla california              

 

–    Stefano Bortolussi  

                  Desert             

 

–    Louise Wilford  

                   Baker, Emily and Me 

 

Claire Fuller

                 Corvid Haibun      

 

–  Elisabeth Sennitt Clough

                  Wintering              

 

–    Sarah Doyle  

                  Flying south              

 

–   Isabel Rogers  

                 Heading North             

 

–   Stephanie Shields 

                 She was History             

 

–   Clare Read 

                 Four Poems             

 

–   Elizabeth Spencer Spragins 

                 Mallard             

 

–   Ion Corcos 

                  Dark Winter Skies              

Coming soon….

–    Andy Allan  

                 Brown Dwarf Star           

 

–   Deborah Harvey 

                 The Girl in the Valley          

 

–   Maggie Freeman 

                 It’s a Flower on Chalk            

 

–   Angela Ward 

                 Ensemble            

 

–   S.A. Leavesley 

                 In the gloaming            

 

–   Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon 

                 saturnalia            

 

–   Paul Summers 

                 A charm            

 

–   Rebecca Gethin 

                 Old Men and the Sea           

 

–   Barbara Lovric 

                 Just an old grey Volkswagen  

        

–   Sandra Arnold 

                 Feral           

 

–  Alan McCormick

      Wildflo Wers  

 

–  Allen Ashley

                 nanna’s garden          

 

–   Lisa Reily

                Cavity          

 

–  Roger Bloor

                Wish You Were Here          

 

–  Alan McCormick

                Waving in the Wind          

 

–  Deborah Freeman

                West          

 

–  Sharon Phillips

                Villanelle for 1976          

 

–  Isabel Ashdown

                YaYa           

 

–  Robert Hughes

                  Rooks’ Flight           

 

–  Alyson Faye 

                Beside the Grave of Abram Wood           

 

–  Frances Roberts Reilly

                 Wild Things Arrest Me           

 

–  Jake Aller 

                Tide Clock          

 

–  Hugh Greasley 

               In the wild         

 

–  Donna Kirstein 

                Walk to Wardour Castle with Stevie Smith          

 

–  Helen Whitten 

                The Trees          

 

–  Kevin Barrett 

               A Plea for the Salton Sea         

 

–  Kimmy Alan 

               The Great Banded Grayling Emerges in September        

 

–  Glenn Hubbard

               Climate Change       

 

–  Ibrahim Salihu

              LUCKY FOR SOME        

 

–  Rob Walton

              Inter-City Fox        

 

–  Wendy Dishman

               Persephone Tastes the Earth        

 

–  Ali Jones

               Urban Spring        

 

–  Lynda O’Neil

               Enveloped        

 

–  Joan McNerney

               A Point to it All        

 

–  John Herbert 

              Cheesewring       

 

–  Serena Trowbridge

              Quilt me a blanket       

 

–  Selma Carvalho

               The Glosters Return       

 

–  Patrick Williamson

              Beach Walk    

 

–  Sue Johnson

              Gull Tide    

 

–  Anne Sherry

             Marlborough Downs     

 

–  Michael Spring

              The Downs at Dusk     

 

–  Kenneth Spring

              Milk      

 

–  Rachael McGill

             Seven Sisters     

 

–  David Webb

             The Picnic     

 

–  Alison Lock

             The clearing    

 

–  Stewart Carswell

            A Declaration    

 

–  Mark Rutterford

            Cows    

 

–  Mandy Huggins

            Murmuration    

 

–  Gill Horitz

           kingf   isher just    

 

–  Mark Goodwin

            A line of Oaks    

 

–  Samantha Jayasuriya

           Fielding   

 

–  Patsy Rath

           In the Lap of the Gods   

 

–  Susmita Bhattacharya

           aspiration   

 

–  MC Thompson

          Rain Started High    

 

–  Joan McGavin

           Coppicing    

 

–  Ilse Pedler 

           If Bees Could Talk    

 

–  Sally Russell

          Caged  

 

–  Stephen Boyce

         Elysium  

 

–  Ibrahim Salihu

         A Springless Future  

 

–  Geoff Le Pard

         Sundews  

 

–  Stephen Bone

         A new Purana  

 

–  Victoria Bird

        A Planet Where 

 

–  S.A. Leavesley

       Glimpses   

 

–  Gail Aldwin

       The Lungo Drom   

 

–  Raine Geoghegan

       Foxed   

 

–  Linda Goulden

      Rain  

 

–  Thomas Tyrrell

     Tree Man 

 

–  Amanda Saint

    Pockets    

 

–  Maxine Rose Munro

   Eclogue   

 

–  Charlie Hill

  

  November 1987

 

–  Sue Spiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Scrumping

 

–  Mark Mayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 Corn Dolly

 

–  Sarah Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Vixen 

 

–  Hugh Dunkerley

New Town

 

–  Calum Kerr

Submissions


Submissions are open and we would love to read your stories and poems about the countryside. For more details, click the Submissions button.

Submissions

 

We are seeking work that has a rural element – of  woodland, field, river, pond, lake or beach, maybe a rocky crag or a chalk stream, or a patch of green grass or a copse of nettles and brambles. The work doesn’t need to be about conservation or environmental issues –  that is up to you.

More details of deadlines and word counts are on the Submissions page. We hope that you will consider submitting your work to us, and we will read it carefully and kindly.

Why are we doing this?

We are writers who love the countryside, and we want to stop the kind of reckless development that will destroy our gorgeous green land; we want to conserve it for future generations. Of course we need houses but we also need to protect wildlife and retain these pockets of peacefulness where we can walk our dogs or jog or cycle or build dens, play or paint, or simply wander and think.

Our plan is to make a stir!

Join us.

Click the button for submission guidelines.

 

 

 

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