The Writer’s Cafe Magazine – ISSUE 16 “Landscape and Maps”

I’m thrilled my flash story “Air So Thick” is included in this Maps & Landscape issue of The Writer’s Cafe Magazine. I’m looking forward to reading all the stories!

The Writers' Cafe Magazine

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Maps
by Gene Groves

I can’t translate them.
Is that north or south?
Should I turn the map around
to help me?
Where are we? The A what road?
If that’s a dog leg
do we go left or right at the end?
I stare out of the car window
in a desperate search for a road sign,
easier to decipher.
Trees obscure everything
till we approach a junction.
Five ways, which one to take?
I’m no use at all.
Pulled up, map grabbed and scrutinised
I’m told we should have taken the other left,
back there.
Now where are we?

………………………………………………………………………………….*****

Like Water
by Gene Groves

… and so history issues from geography in the same way that water issues from a spring:unpredictably but site-specifically. The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, Robert Macfarlane. Penguin Books.

This old map with its colours
muddied by time, traces boundaries,

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