Sleep Paralysis by Felix MacFarlane

Originally published in CQ5: Poetry. Felix MacFarlane | they/them/theirs Felix is a twenty-something year old digital artist who enjoys drawing characters/comics, using bright colours, and long walks on the beach.

Unstuck by Hamish McIntyre

She was unstuck in time. She wasn’t sure exactly how it happened. There was no secret military experiment, no toxic waste spill, and no magical McGuffin. One day she just felt a low rumble before being flung back three hours, as if she was the only person on Earth not wearing a seatbelt. There was […]

Universe Building by Welton B. Marsland

“You okay?” “Yeah.  I think.  Except … could you let go of my hair now?” Jimmy chuckled and relaxed the hand he’d gripped in Ryan’s sweaty hair.  “Sorry.” “S’okay.” At first, their expressions were sombre and serious, faces just centimetres apart, breathing heavy, both of them a little stunned and uncertain.  Then, slowly, as it […]

CQ8 launch

  Exciting news, issue #8: music is ready to go! We are having a small launch in Melbourne this weekend and you’re all cordially invited. Where: Whole Lotta Love, 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick When: from 5pm How much: entry: free, zines: $5 Any questions, send us an email at concretequeers at gmail dot com. […]