Author: María Castro

Friday Flash Fiction, @fridayflashfict, showcases a particular brand of flash fiction. Makes for an exciting read. Its New contributors are: Adam J. Rickman Jane Hertenstein Debarun Sarkar Mark Beddard Erin Armstrong María Castro Domínguez Robert Evenstell Bethany van Sterling Khulya Jafarova Pat St Pierre Mickey Kulp Here´s a taster of Ascension and Abroad aboard Ascension The sky thickened rapidly, the ship now was...

Dystopia 38.10 comprises a balanced innovative collection of ground-breaking poetry. It is a poetic  dystopia divided into four zones, city life, private life, the life of things, and inner life all blended together. The poetic voice like all good art provokes defamiliarization or ostranenie with a multitude of poetic devices, such as alliteration, repetition, half-rhymes, and enjambments. Also it has something of the confessional poetic strand that Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath propagated. It awakens us from a comatose and complacent state and thrusts us out of the cement of our comfort zone, right from first line.

  Saudade "This untranslatable Portuguese term refers to the melancholic longing or yearning. A recurring theme in Portuguese and Brazilian literature, saudade evokes a sense of loneliness and incompleteness. Portuguese scholar Aubrey Bell attempts to distill this complex concept in his 1912 book In Portugal, describing saudade as...