Near Window

An online journal of essays, fiction, poetry, art, and other things that offer a perspective through the nearest window – real or imagined.



Trajectory

Trajectory It must be fulfilling knowing whom to love, thatone’s calling in life is to guard and growl. JohnWayne had a dog named Dog. A clever thing ableto translate Dog! meaning Attack! from Dog!meaning Get your ass over here, I’m leaving. Whatdoes it mean to name that which obeys their lovedones? They seduced a dogContinue reading “Trajectory”

3.8

Valentin Fauque is a French Anglophile. He can be spotted living his best life between the Sorbonne and the American Centre in Paris. He still can’t tell a bop from a banger. Find him on twitter @intercompareAY. Liana Maher is a London-based artist who works to capture the myriad expressions of femininity and the dreamContinue reading “3.8”

Grow

Grow Grow. Like the bristles on your chin,Or the awkward toenail on my leftfoot.Each morning as you pad downstairs,You stop to water the pak-choi on the roofBefore assuming station at the table by the window. Send me that virtual newspaper clipping.Gather a veritable feast of sounds –The crinkle, the crunch, the plop of an oliveDivingContinue reading “Grow”

Rain, Rain

The “Rain Phenomenon” baffled scientists. They clamored over each other with their theories. They listed their credentials in all-too-earnest videos thatsplashed across the internet, lingering for a moment only to be forgotten within days, their efforts futile. Despite the best work of the top minds, the rain continued. According to the newspapers, the root causeContinue reading “Rain, Rain”

YES THE QUARANTINE IS GOING FINE IN FACT I DON’T CARE IF I NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN…

YES THE QUARANTINE IS GOING FINE IN FACT I DON’T CARE IF I NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN… by Shawn Berman it is day whatever of a government-mandated quarantine and now everyone wants to know what introverts like me do for fun like i would ever tell people my secrets that easily like i wouldContinue reading “YES THE QUARANTINE IS GOING FINE IN FACT I DON’T CARE IF I NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN…”

Light Between

Ryan Rivera is a New York City native and a graduate of Macaulay Honors College at Queens College. He began writing poetry as a teenager to better understand his feelings and the ever-changing world around him. In addition to poetry, Ryan also utilises photography as a creative outlet and often finds his words inspired byContinue reading “Light Between”

Reclining at the Window

Liana Maher is a London-based artist who works to capture the myriad expressions of femininity and the dream state wanderings of the mind. Her black and white drawings composed of simple yet surreal lines create a world that can be stepped into and out of. You can see more of her work at @lianamaher_artist

Liberation

by Georgia ConlonIllustrated by Liana Maher Georgia Conlon is a senior school English teacher based in London. She writes at her blog theisolationbookclub.wordpress.com. Georgia had her first poetry win in 2019, in the Swanwick and Writing Magazine annual poetry prize with her poem ‘Young Love Vs’. Liana Maher is a London-based artist who works toContinue reading “Liberation”

Large Window

Joe Lewis is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Columbus, Ohio. Joe loves moments of wandering and observing, from light, to architectural shapes, to humans. He is focused on making imagery that draws from and comments on cultural anthropology and how ne moves through social engagements of space. You can find him and his workContinue reading “Large Window”

A visitor

A fly came to visit this afternoon; a clandestine rendezvous. I had nothing to offer him but a cracker, not knowing what flies like, and not wanting to make tea. Bonjour monsieur fly, say I, would you like to stay for a cracker? The fly whizzes around the room in response – which I takeContinue reading “A visitor”

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