The Collector

By Katherine Gomes She quivers: A lamb yearning for the slaughter by the boy raised on foul mouth and slapped wrists. Eyes that pierce her glass chest – someone’s daughter Hearts stretched and contorted like clay hereafter A keepsake for the kiln crafted by fists of her quivering body: a lamb yearning for the slaughter … More The Collector

Firelight Issue Two

Hello Spring! The coursework is looming, the sun is shining, but most importantly, the next edition of Firelight is here: Firelight Issue Two If you’re wanting a printed version, you can pick up a copy at any of the following Notts spots: Our regular events (members only) Our Portland stand outside Boots Waterstones Five Leaves … More Firelight Issue Two


by Claire Miller This piece was born from the same prompt as Matthew Bird’s, Beginnings. (Inspired by T.S Eliot’s The Wasteland) April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, as if winter’s icy hand never touched the warm earth, and with frosted nails grabbed either end of the riverbed and cracked its … More Winterfold

Playing God

By Katherine Gomes Oh how we crane withered necks towards the, Sky that overarches existence Stretching arms upward, craving to govern the seasons Deluding ourselves with the power of Gods that we do not possess yet Desire Wanting to encompass the raging flame, but settle for the kindling that feeds the fire Drunk with power … More Playing God