…the wind is sly, it comes back at night. Skittering across the roof, fretting and pulling at the tiles, it finds cracks….Then the mouths come, stuffed with scorpions, swarming whispers that sting. And I can’t sleep for the pain of it.
Pat Seman from ‘The wind’
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AQ’s themes for 2020 are: Beginnings /Endings for AQ27 (spring 2020, submission period January 2020), The Weather for AQ28 (summer 2020, submission period April 2020) and Choices for AQ29 (autumn 2020, submission period July 2020). For AQ27 submit foundational and/or apocalyptical work about cosmology, mythology, history, romance, writing, etc. For AQ28 send work that takes place on a dark, stormy night of the soul, or on a warm, sunlit summer’s day. For AQ29 send work about choices: relational, financial, occupational, legal, etc.