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Creative Writing: Call for submissions – REFRESH

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And now good morrow to our waking souls,

Which watch not one another out of fear;

For love, all love of other sights controls,

And makes one little room an everywhere.

John Donne (1952) – The Good Morrow

Here we are yet again triumphantly welcoming the new year, looking ahead and looking far; to live, strive and dream. Pandemic or no pandemic. Time goes on and so shall we. We as a global family on our shared home called earth have been going through the toughest times we would ever see collectively in our lifetimes. It’s not just about one, two, a few or many. It’s about all of us together braced against one microscopic opponent. Overwhelmed with feelings of love, loss, fear and hope we start afresh in our own ways. We always rebuild after the storm has passed. The storm is never the end. Let’s make our endings our new beginning. Let’s press the refresh button and play the game of life again…like new!

What does your ‘refresh’ look like? What do you want to change, renounce or adopt to make the best of this new lease of life that you’ve got in the year 2022? Send us your thoughts in prose or poetry on the theme REFRESH.

All submissions should be a maximum of 1,500 words. To send us your submission, please email at aAh.Editor@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Creative Submission’. Deadline for submissions is 26th January 2022.

Happy New Year!

Alka Tiwari and Samuel Rye,

The Creative Editors, aAh! Magazine.

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