For Solstice Shorts 2021 we invited writers to respond to the growing climate crisis. From an exceptionally strong field we chose stories and poems that respond to the floods and droughts and fires all around the globe with tenderness, compassion, fear, grief and rage. Gaia is represented in all ther power and glory, and butterflies and plants sow seeds of hope, while other writers ask: How do we stop it? How do we survive it? And how do we live beyond the catastrophe on our horizon? Stories and Poems from Angela Graham, Ben Macnair, Cath
Holland, Cath Humphris, Cathy Lennon, Claire Booker, Corinna Schulenburg, Diana
Powell, Elaina Weakliem, Emily Ford, George Parker, Jane Aldous, Jane McLaughlin,
Jared Pearce, Jessica Conley, Jill Michelle, Julian Bishop, Karen Ankers, Kate
Foley, Katherine Gallagher, Kelly Davis, Lesley Curwen, Lisa Clarkson, Lucy
Grace, Lucy Ryan, Lyndsey Weiner, Mandy Macdonald, Michelle Penn, Natascha
Graham, Rachael Chong, Rob Walton, Robert René Galván, Samn Stockwell, Savannah McDaniel, Simon Brod, Stevie Krayer, Tara
Willoughby, Tim Dillon, Vanessa Owen, Xia Leon Sloane.