egg + frog

EGG PLUS FROG: new British writing. Image: a frog painted in a cubist style in pastel colours of green, blue, yellow and red holds a book and an egg.

news: It’s alive!

Reading time: about 3 minutes It’s alive! February 1, 2024 Hello! Welcome to EGG+FROG. We are a digital literary magazine dedicated to publishing some of the best new British writing being dreamt up today. After months of work, we’re proud to be able to share our site and some of the stunning work we’ve curated

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Fiction. Journeys by Jill Craig. Image: the silhouette of the map of Greece.

fiction: Journeys

Journeys Reading time: about 10 minutes Summer is winding to a close, and it has been three weeks since Eleni returned from the city hospital. She contacted them yesterday, postponing going back for her next placement. A polite, rational email which did not match how she felt.   Her mother has sold the small patch

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Poetry. Prelude by Jennifer Todd. Image: the silhouette of a young boy running.

poetry: Prelude

prelude                  i   So here it is. Sophie never existed.   And yet. She’s the unfinished vitamins.   She’s potential caught briefly in a knot of cells.   A handful of heartbeats. The dates on my calendar   made free.              

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Poetry. Hole by Nancy Iannucci. Image: the word 'hole' with the letter 'o' entirely blacked out.

poetry: Hole

Hole What would Emily say if she could see the movie adaptations of Wuthering Heights? Would she think Hardy was the proper Heathcliff, more so than Fiennes or Dalton? Would she accept Emma Mackey’s portrayal of her in Emily? I wonder what she would think of Kate Bush yowling on the moors in a red

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