On the Eve of the Eve of the End | Josh Murray

Hushed whispers,

a quiet frantic

on this blackest night of nights.

Cold madness,

a blanket for all

Lingering thru the streets,

devouring minds

Mad disciples as witnesses,

a new coming

The final bell of doom


Josh Murray is a writer, blogger, and former news reporter. Educated as a journalist, Josh worked as a political reporter in college and as a producer for KFVS-TV thereafter.  He is a husband and a father to three sons.

Mirrored Madness: The Monster in Me

@jdm62790

Last Chance to Submit to Sorta-Sonnets!

Sorta-Sonnets with Guest Editor Bartholomew Barker close at midnight tomorrow (wherever you are in the world), so this is your last chance to submit to this call.

You can find everything you need to know about this open call by checking out the submission guidelines, here.

Political Pondering on Privilege | Peter Matthews

Is he cute, is he clever, is he good or is he bad

Is he fortunate in having all the health and wealth he had

Is he ever really thankful is he ever really glad

Or does he just accept it as his right

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Does he not appreciate good fortune all the while

Does he think he should receive a constant fawning smile

Does he take advantage with a thoughtless scheming guile

Or does he just accept it as his right

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I think it best that others should….decide if he is bad or good!

He doesn’t care for others so….I think he really has to go!


Peter Matthews, a country boy at heart, lives with his wife in the suburbs of Nottingham, England.  His greatest achievement is that he has aged fairly gracefully but has avoided growing up.  Peter has written poetry from the age of sixteen and blogs regularly at www.pollymermaid.wordpress.com

A Starry Crown | K Hartless

I wanna wear a starry crown

jangle jewels of joy, let my soul shine

despite the flawed design;

seeds scattered in darkness

survive underground.

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Galaxies grown in utero

birthed before dragon’s eyes,

father and mother disguised,

cruise an onyx sea

sailed seven billion years ago.


 K.Hartless is a persistent poet and eclectic fiction writer who enjoys penning fantasy, science-fiction, and horror while traveling the world. She’s recently been published in Luna Station Quarterly and Last Girl’s Club. Check out her Yardsale of Thoughts at khartless.com or follow her haiku habit on Twitter @hartless_k.

Missing! | Peter Matthews

I woke up this morning, was missing a toe

Limped all round the house, oh where did it go?

When going to bed I know I had ten

I got up, looked down, I counted, and then

I enlisted the help of my wife and my lad

To find the lost item I know I once had

We looked in the bathroom and under the bed

We looked everywhere and I finally said

“A nice cup of coffee with double whipped cream

Perhaps what I feared was only a dream!” 


Peter Matthews, a country boy at heart, lives with his wife in the suburbs of Nottingham, England.  His greatest achievement is that he has aged fairly gracefully but has avoided growing up.  Peter has written poetry from the age of sixteen and blogs regularly at www.pollymermaid.wordpress.com

Nibble Me Numb | K Hartless

“Take a bite of my heart!”

But instead, you choose

to nibble, tiny mindful chews

between soap operas and the

evening news. And now my organ’s

frayed and bruised. You’ve swallowed

my senses; I’m all confused.

Give me brokenness or arrows

to gnawing abuse.


 K.Hartless is a persistent poet and eclectic fiction writer who enjoys penning fantasy, science-fiction, and horror while traveling the world. She’s recently been published in Luna Station Quarterly and Last Girl’s Club. Check out her Yardsale of Thoughts at khartless.com or follow her haiku habit on Twitter @hartless_k.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | May 2022

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In May, Whispers and Echoes was lucky enough to publish a wonderful selection of poetry and flash fiction from talented writers from around the world.  Thank you to all who submitted and to those who read the journal.  Your continued support is always appreciated.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are still open.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

Also don’t forget to check out our special call for submissions: Sorta-Sonnets with guest editor, Bartholomew Barker!

To see what we shared – or what you missed – in May, check out the links below. Enjoy!

Poetry

Flash Fiction