Words from a bench February 2016

With a theme of ‘Midwinter’, we offer this range of new writing. Aurora Borealis, by Ásdís Ingólfsdóttir The blue lights from the ambulance light up the dark winter night as it rushes through the empty streets. The young couple inside look terrified. What they have been so excited about and awaiting for the last nine months,Continue reading “Words from a bench February 2016”

Words from a Bench Winter 2014

Submissions for Words from a bench for the winter competition were on the theme of ‘Crossed paths’. The best seven entries are available to read below. Submissions for Words from a bench for the winter competition were on the theme of ‘Crossed paths’. The best seven entries are available to read below. Although we typically encourage pieces about theContinue reading “Words from a Bench Winter 2014”

Words from a bench August 2014

Our new poems and prose are on the theme ‘Midsummer’ and come from authors based in both York and Rejkyavik. Here are some of the highlights of the selection: Forgetting to remember, by Chris Brunt It’s important to bring a sandwich with you. A nice mug of tea wouldn’t go amiss either, though it never staysContinue reading “Words from a bench August 2014”

Words from a bench April 2014

The original idea for ‘Words from a Bench’ came from Iceland, a country with an intense interest and love for literature. In the capital, Reykjavik, a literary trail takes in local landmarks and offers poems through QR codes on city benches (and they love their parks too). We thought this was a great idea, and so our own writing projectContinue reading “Words from a bench April 2014”

Words from the bench February 2014

Dial S for Sunshine, by Adrian P Fayter January isn’t exactly the greatest time of year for those of us who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.  But one good thing about my job is being able to leave the office while there’s still a bit of lacklustre daylight on offer, and, assuming I can cut myContinue reading “Words from the bench February 2014”