It was the time of the Wolf Moon
when the planet of winter appeared.
On the hill, every night
she pressed her eye to the cylinder, waiting
for the magnification.
‘Proving it, is impossible,’ he said,
but he did not deny the fact of its existence.
She knew it would only take one click
of the shutter
– one howl.
Alison Lock’s poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies and journals in the UK and internationally. Her first poetry collection, A Slither of Air, was winner of the Indigo Dreams Poetry Collection Competition 2010; her second, Beyond Wings, was published in 2015. She is the author of a short story collection, and a fantasy novel, Maysun and the Wingfish (Mother’s Milk Books, 2016). Her website: http://www.alisonlock.com.