Where did Kelly wake up and why is there a cat named “Moocher”? Come find out by reading “The Oul Dear” by Wess Phillipson in Forum’s Fall 2020 Fiction!

Kelly blinked her eyes awake, but saw no difference in her vision. The room was absent of light, but she could tell this wasn’t her bed. Being a blackout drunk, she had become accustomed to waking up in strange places; but when she felt the flannel bedding, that’s when she knew she’d hit bottom. Kelly hadn’t slept on wool since she was a child. In fact, from the day she left Ireland and landed in San Francisco, she vowed that she would only ever lay on the finest feathers and softest satins for the rest of her life. Shunning her old rural lifestyle and her “culchie” farm mother who wielded Catholic guilt with all the wrath of the Old Testament. The “Oul Dear.”

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When she tried to sit up, her head smashed against a low hanging flannel ceiling just above her head and an odd sense of detached relief washed over her. Thank God, she thought, at least I’m in a ……

To find out where Kelly woke up, head on over to Forum’s Fall 2020 Fiction and check out some amazing stories. The “Oul Dear” by Wess Phillipson can be found on page 2, accessed by clicking the picture below

Artwork: Cara Pademica by Vilma M. Ronzon

*Featured photo by Annaleah Gregoire

Spring Submissions Closed;

“Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.”
― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Regular submissions for Forum Magazine are closed.

Special flash call of submissions in honor of Lawrence Ferlinghetti due by March 5th, Midnight PST are now closed.

**Photo credit of Lawrence Ferlinghetti is “Happy Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti” by Christopher.Michel is licensed under CC BY 2.0

D.A. Powell Poetry Reading @ Mission Campus Thursday March 19th

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Please join Forum and City College’s Creative Writing department for a night of Poetry with D.A. Powell. The reading will be held at The Mission Campus(22nd and Valencia) Room 107/108. The reading will be followed by an Open Mic with beverages and food.