This month my poem, Dandelion Fluff, is published in The Fat Damsel Issue 9.


I wrote this one a couple of years back, and it had been abandoned in my journal, not even typed up, until I rediscovered it recently. Perhaps this was a subconscious move on my part, for it’s reflective of my state of mind at the moment: away with the fairies, to be precise! I have been floating through the weeks of late and functioning on a basic level: eating, going to work, eating, sleeping and in between – zoning out. Is this life? I’d call it existence.


When the rudimentary needs are being met and not much more, then maybe an empty head is nothing other than a dandelion spore.


About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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