Issue Six:
Written in Advance

By Nathan Fidler

Requesting gems of sugared ginger,

skin pricked with bruises, pale

and loose on her bones –


at some point, since we’re in March,

the month of her birthday and mine,

she penned a card for me

from her hospital bed, before

the lights went out on the ward

and springtime for everyone.


A single pound for a clutch

of unopened daffodil buds, waiting

for her to brighten the season again.

About the Contributor

My name is Nathan Fidler, I’m 29 years old, I currently live in Nottingham and work as a copywriter. My previous work has been published in Interpreter’s House, The North and Orbis.

Losslit canon

Downshifting - Adrian Buckner

Sometimes quiet, sometimes comical, Downshifting covers numerous themes, one of them - here and there - is loss and how we remember people and places.

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