Prick of the Spindle

Prick of the Spindle is a brand new online literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and literary reviews.  It’s off to a good start with solid pieces and a simple yet creative layout.  I’m thinking about submitting some of my work to them.  Here are some brief snippets of what Prick of the Spindle has to offer.

PoetryThis town with the train and the prison on the top of the hill by Susanna Fry:

“black spots and stripes
this rooftop town
of poison ivy and open windows
open wounds
this refuge”

The poem is done in 6 parts, offering 6 unique views of the town.  I like the way this was done.

FictionWriting My Angel by Corey Messler:

“His face wore the countenance I have seen in nightmares where those who love me turn on me like formerly tame wolves.”

A piece of micro fiction.  Every sentence is engaging.  Very well written.

Creative NonfictionTectonic Synapses by Derek Ramsey Holst:

“As you hang there waiting for all the blood in your body to pool in the center of your brain, you think names like, Hemingway, Dickinson, and Poe. You ask the question everyone asks, were they writers because they were crazy, or were they crazy because they were writers?”

This piece seems random at first as it circles around and around until you see how all the pieces fit together at the end.

Do check out this online lit mag as it has a lot to offer.

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