J.S. is delighted to have a new poem, City Lightscapes, published online by the Poetry Village, who pair poems with some wonderful images.
You can read it for free by clicking on this link.
2020 has been a rum old year, and no mistake. So, I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all the best for the winter holidays, however you spend them this year, and to share some light, along with the traditional Yuletide flame.
To find this poem
I am following a bright star
through the darkest days of winter,
which is apposite.
It started with a star, if you believe,
and the bright of angel wings,
a blinding host
refracted on regal diadems,
golden caskets, the tender light
of a mother’s eye.
It is all about light,
born that night and reflecting
down centuries, millennia of firelight,
candle-glow, sparkle of crisp, sharp frost,
hopeful glimmers in the black, gaudy fairy-lights
shining on curves of polished glass,
excitement sparking in a child’s eyes
as they catch tinsel, shiny ribbon, gift-wrapped dreams.
All illuminating the longest dark
with a life-igniting festival of lights.
Lights was first published in The Writers' Magazine
J.S. Watts has a brand new and unsettling story in the December edition of Penumbric viliv, issue 4 and you can read it online. It's called The Sisters and its roots are in classic horror, but in a contemporary setting.
Up and coming young architect, Emily Quinton, feels oddly uncomfortable on her first visit to the country house of her new client, but her discomfort only grows when she makes a return visit...
1st December saw the launch of two new publications and J.S. has two poems in each of them.Rebloom Anthology
Fen Speak spoken word open mic night is taking place on Wednesday, 16th December at 7pm for 7.30pm. Their special guest for the evening is J.S. Watts.J.S. will be sharing poems from her four poetry collections and pamphlets. There'll also be open mic slots for poems and stories, which you can sign up for on the night or in advance.