An Ordinary Kind of Haunting
- Adam Kotlarczyk
Poetry by Sukrita - Sukrita Paul Kumar
It's All in the Mind - Jimmy Mathew
The Ghost Hunters of Dhaka - Jayanti Chakraborty
Ghost Tour - Shelley Mitchell
Channel 22 - Smita Bhattacharya
John Grey's poetry - John Grey
Ghost Hunters - Debarati Chakraborty
The White Hand - Samidha Kalia
Poetry by Laura Lind - Laura Lind
Seeking Solace - Priya Hajela
A Taste of Date - Doc Wallace
The Practice of Unfoldment - Neera Kashyap
The Hunt is Not Over - Vibha Lohani
-Paul Beatty (Devalina Kohli)
What Lies Between Us & Ruins
-Nayomi Munaweera & Rajith Savanadasa (Binoy Agarwal)
The High Priestess Never Marries
-Sharanya Mannivanan (Suneetha Balakrishnan)
The Glass Bead Curtain
-Lakshmi Kannan (Mohd Farhan)
A Book of Light: When a Loved One has a Different Mind
-Jerry Pinto (Wafa Hamid)
A Place of No Importance
-Veena Muthuraman (Suneetha Balakrishnan)
-Umi Sinha (Sushmita Sridhar)
Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant
-Hoshang merchant (Wafa Hamid)
I Want to Destroy Myself
-Malika Amar Sheikh, trans. by Jerry Pinto (Sushmita Sridhar)
The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told
-Edited and translated by Arunava Sinha (Mita Bose)
The Pleasure Principle
-Edited by G Sampath (Divya Dubey)
John Grey's poetry
- John Grey
THE KITCHEN GHOST
I’ve traipsed through graveyards after midnight,
spent nights in cobwebbed bedrooms of deserted houses,
even stalked supposed generations of phantoms
in a crumbling castle on the Rhine.
But the spirit ignores the clichés of misguided imaginations.
It prefers to haunt the unexpected places:
a suburban house on an average block of land,
a watch repair shop on Main Street.
In fact, I saw my one and only ghost
in the kitchen of my apartment
on a warm summer’s afternoon
as I was pouring myself a beer.
But who would believe such a tale.
They prefer a wisp of white
down a dark dusty corridor
to an ordinary specter
in a normal, working-class abode.
He did wail but then so did I after I’d drunk a few.
And he was headless.
I was much the same by midnight.
John Grey PO Box 19669 Johnston RI USA 02919 firstname.lastname@example.org 274 words
IN CONVERSATION WITH GHOSTS
Turn the light off.
Lie comfortably in bed.
Start the dialogue
with the small stuff.
What you had for dinner.
Who you saw in the grocery store.
Then get down to why you're really here.
the reason you're having this conversation.
Why did they never say
how much they loved you?
Why did they pass away before
you had the chance
to say the same to them?
Talk out loud, whisper,
or even say things in your head.
Don't worry if they can hear you or not.
They're not even there.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in New Plains Review, South Carolina Review, Stillwater Review and Big Muddy Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Cape Rock and Spoon River Poetry Review.