A parent perched upon Each slouched shoulder Hands hang useless at my side Oxygen tubes wrap tight round my throat Mentholatum, mothballs and melancholia Mother may I No, dad will hear Shhhh don’t say a word Or think a thing About life or death Or anything in between Just tell me what’s for dinner Chicken…… Continue reading Inertia

Sudden Denouement Publishing Releases Composition of a Woman By Christine E. Ray

Originally posted on A Global Divergent Literary Collective:
Sudden Denouement Publishing is proud to announce the release of Christine E. Ray’s book Composition of a Woman. “Poet Christine Ray’s first printed collection of poetry, Composition of a Woman (Sudden Denouement Press, 2018) is a striking, fearless foray into the psyche of womanhood, both highly relatable and intensely personal…

Suicide Mosquitoes

*Trigger Warning – Suicidal Content*   Today you would have been fifty-two Instead the doctor took away my blue Pills and made me start the yellow But I don’t feel like yellow I feel like blue Memories of you Pinching at my heart Suicide mosquitoes buzzing Round my head Today you would have been fifty-two…… Continue reading Suicide Mosquitoes


Originally posted on FVR Publishing:
FVR Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Nicholas Gagnier’s Leonard the Liar, five days ahead of its projected launch date. The book is available worldwide through Amazon, with a hardcover edition and Kindle version launching July 24, 2018 Paperback version now available United States UK Canada ?

Introducing the “I Knew. . .” Response Collaboration

Originally posted on A Global Divergent Literary Collective:
Being a member of a writing collective has many benefits. One of these perks is the opportunity to write with other amazing writers, which is both creatively stimulating and challenges us to write our best work.  Collaborations are something we do very well at Sudden Denouement and…

Sneak Peek: Nicole Lyons Reviews Composition of a Woman by Christine E. Ray

Originally posted on A Global Divergent Literary Collective:
“Christine Ray’s debut collection ‘Composition of a Woman’ is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful. Christine Ray brilliantly split Composition into five thoughtful sections that work together beautifully…