June 1, 2022
Today, we're thrilled to publish a unique, special issue of the MockingOwl Roost - our first special issue.
Enjoy the stunning artwork of The Mad Artist (Derek Roper) and the writings inspired by the work, coming from the MockingOwl Roost staff.
May 31, 2022
The heating pad, a simple thing that costs $20 turned into a source of comfort, an almost emotional therapy tool as when I couldn’t sleep because of a troubled heart.
May 30, 2022
If rockets are launched, our lives will be measured in heartbeats Will we even feel the white wind’s touch
May 28, 2022
Tortured, elliptical wheel of time, bucking along in its rut,
May 27, 2022
“The fool! He’s trying to escape through the dragon enclosures! After him!” Zimmerman shouted. He raised his rifle and prepared to fire.
May 27, 2022
Ann takes us through the highs and lows of training. She highlights the impact of the unions and deregulation of airlines. The life lessons learned.
May 21, 2022
Our lives are too brief to be taken before we find you hovering near...
May 20, 2022
Pembroke stood speechless for a moment, and then muttered, “Amazing. . . turning animals into dragons. But why?”
May 13, 2022
The raucous singing that filled the Badger Arms pub rang in Colin Pembroke’s ears, as if an orchestra was playing in his head...
May 12, 2022
My little gray sand cat. Puffs of fluff between the toe beans. Sticky tongue that exfoliates my face after a run. Purring warm body while I hold her close to my chest as I pour water into the kettle for tea each morning…
May 3, 2022
First light frosting the tree line, and I close the door On the rest of the house and leave the need for sleep To others. At such an hour, with dark still lingering, The stars blown apart and a waning moon near vanishing, I’ve become too well acquainted with the dark dialect ...
April 30, 2022
I watch the news of children and animals escaping the violence in the Ukraine. Tears cascade down my face.
April 27, 2022
Slaver’s Bane had every element of fantasy I could hope for in a powerfully moving story. It was a grand tale that moved quickly making it hard to put down. I needed to know what happened on the next page.
April 26, 2022
This book kept me entertained and intrigued, from the giggle-inducing first page to the last, the fun twists on romantic tropes to vivid world-building and visceral settings. I loved every twist and turn, every silly, bizarre, and funny coincidence, and the oddity of the family in question.
April 25, 2022
The Doctor has my back
April 21, 2022
When she runs errands or goes to work, people see a relatively put-together woman– a functional adult who smiles, observes most of the rules of society, and is often ready with a joke. Do you want to know a secret? Her happy-go-lucky air and easy smile? That’s a mask.
April 16, 2022
I take a walk during my lunch, as usual, turn the wrong way out the building door, stray to sunlit paths. The breeze is cold; I’m not a fan of cold.
April 15, 2022
This issue features a variety of fiction, poetry, serialized fiction, essays, artwork, photography and more from contributors the world over. Please read, enjoy, and share with others who would enjoy the works herein.