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‘Sweeping Puddles’ by Arlene Jackson

Arlene Jackson is a former nurse, living in Glasgow. Arlene had to leave her profession many moons ago, due to...

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June 15, 2022

Juno Dunn: Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday   There was a time of no babies. We listened close for their arrival Ears cocked to the...

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June 15, 2022

Emily Harrison: Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind   My grandmother is dusting her porcelain clowns says over time they were forced to love each...

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June 15, 2022

Molly Twomey: Knives We Used on Our Skin

Knives We Used on Our Skin   Who did we imagine would pick up our filters, our shattered glass? Our...

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June 15, 2022

Matthew Canavan: Apropos of nothing

Apropos of nothing   Fidget enough, and I could squirrel safe Inside the carcass of the tyre swing. A cradle...

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June 15, 2022

17 ways for 17 days: Getting your Flash Fiction story started

Well, readers, we’re knee deep in our Flash Fiction celebrations. Here at The Maker, we’ve been working hard to bring...

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June 13, 2022

‘Unlocked’ by Caroline Burrows

Caroline Burrows’ poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, been printed in the BBC Sky at Night Magazine, and been...

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May 30, 2022

Baby shoes to Baby Dolls: The Best Flash Fiction of recent years

CAUTION AVID MAKER READERS: If you are reading this, put hands on your paper calendar, your phone reminders, your scrunched...

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May 30, 2022

Anna Godwin: ‘Silence’

Writer and Lancaster University PhD student Anna Godwin responds to May’s Maker theme: Untold Love Stories. A bit about Anna:...

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May 23, 2022

‘Untitled’ by Linda Adwera

When worlds collide a grape like sweetness erupts. You can’t help but two step your feet to new sounds and...

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May 11, 2022

June’s Call for Content: Summer of Literature

WRITERS HALT HERE! The wait is finally over… The Maker’s Summer of Literature kicks off with a bang in June,...

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May 9, 2022

Summer of Literature 2022: Check out what is in store for June-August

Exciting things are happening this summer at The Maker! We have been working hard to put together a course of...

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April 29, 2022