Issue 10.2 – Fiction

Her green eyes close and sleep follows. Her favourite time of day, or rather night. At night she escapes her diagnosis, her ageing bones and the tang of disinfectant that pervades this ‘home’. At night she prowls the rocky terrain of her mind and inhabits it wholly. She likes to sleep more now. In sleep…

Issue 10.2 – Poetry

My mother decided to take my fathers’ Appointment, at the holistic doctors office   Five days after he died. It was hard to get In to see him- months even, and my   Fathers’ disease still hung around the air Like we could catch it, and without life   Insurance until the 30th She was…

Serial – Through a Mirror Clear – Ch 5

No matter how hard he tried, William couldn’t sleep.  Memories of better times flooded his thoughts.  He remembered the mornings when Serena leaned over him to press the snooze button, then fell back to sleep with her head on his chest.  The curve of her knees fit perfectly against his when they lay side by…

Current Calls for Submissions

Today, we want to spotlight our current calls for submissions as we try to connect with authors who would like to publish with us. From the inception of the Same, it has been our mission to elevate women’s voices. We want to celebrate the incredible diversity of talent among the women who publish with us, and…

Book Review – Minimize Considered

Minimize Considered  makes us aware of place and its effects, as well as nuances of relationships. The poems show us not only our cities but also creatures of the natural world still found there, as for example a pair of coyotes spotted in an outer borough of New York City. The poet leads us to…

The Little Things – Premature

Premature Sudden deaths are disappointing. It must be hard to leave in the middle of the third act when the actors are mid-sentence, mid-breath, still smiling. Rebecca Cohen is a graduate of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where she minored in creative writing. She is currently pursuing a secondary degree…

Issue 10.1 – Nonfiction

“I don’t understand why you want to go to a creative writing program,” my stepfather said gloomily. It was the late 1980s and I would have been twenty. We were standing together at the mantelpiece in the living room of the family home in County Wicklow, Ireland, a house that had its own name: Newcastle…

Issue 10.1 – Fiction

A hedge reared up and Sarah braked hard. She swung the steering wheel, skidding through the turn and almost plunging the car into a ditch. She should slow down. She couldn’t see a bloody thing on the unlit lane. Branches clawed at the door as she bucked and bounced. The chassis groaned. She hadn’t even…

Issue 10.1 – Poetry

The moon Wears her craters like you Wear your stretch marks. Like war paint As though asteroids and debris isn’t constantly crashing Into her skin As if on most days, even when she is whole She is only seen as a fraction Hanging in blackness As if her dark side isn’t easy to forget  …

Serial – Through a Mirror Clear – Ch 4

When William stepped into the attic, he didn’t see her at first.  He moved slowly into the open space filled with old sofas and torn chaises, mismatched headboards and footboards, trunks and empty picture frames and rusted dress forms. The ceiling soared impossibly high above him.  Hanging from the rafters were thin veils of some…

Staff Work – Love Yourself

While this is an article on the topic of faith written from the Christian tradition, the Same is open to articles about faith written from any religious tradition. Please feel free to submit yours! When you are immersed in a philosophy or a mindset, you internalize the messages whether intended or otherwise. Especially when you are a…

Book Review – In the Days of Rain

Cults—something readers associate with the barren countryside of America, lonely families tucked deep in the woods, cut off from all other civilisation. Yet Rebecca Stott’s wonderful creative non-fiction, In the Days of Rain, shows us that the reality is far from our shared perceptions. She takes us into the intricate and hidden world of an…