Win signed copies of all these books from publisher Paperbooks who have generously donated them as a prize for our competition.
Entry is FREE and the competition will close at the end of September.
So what do you have to do?
Well we're going to produce a short story with different contributions from you lot. The story will appear in the printed version of the magazine with a list of all those who have contributed.
The best contribution will win the books. To enter read the start of the story below and then read the comments (unless you are first in!) Then continue on the story from the last comment.
Simple as that. Word limit in your comment is 250 words. Leave a way for us to contact you or find your blog/website so we can get hold of you if you win.
Good luck, let's make it good and see what we end up with!
I look out of the plane’s window and watch the fields become one. A wash of green painted with broad strokes. Seen from this height they appear childish, splashed against a soil canvas as if painted in joy. The urban sprawl to the East seems complicated, fussy, overdone.
I look around the cabin. People unclick their seatbelts. How does my perspective inform me? Am I immersed in a micro-culture within metal, or am I surrounded by the sky?
I look outside as the clouds rub out the view. What do we look like to those on the land? A fuel hungry People Carrier or a beast of metal?
The toilet engaged light illuminates. A baby cries and settles as it finds a nipple. A man coughs and smiles as the stewardess walks past. Papers rustle and headphones are pulled from plastic wraps.
I open my book and think of her. It’s been six months. How can she be sure? She says he has my eyes. The sky sings around me and calls me back to stay. Perhaps I will, perhaps I should commit, settle down.