The Open Page
issue one volume three
We all have large and small traditions that provide comfort, familiarity, and camaraderie in our lives. While we have had to alter some of our traditions through 2020 and 2021, those themes continue to shine through. We hope that the eighth issue of The Open Page Literary Journal will remind you of the traditions that bring joy to your life. We carefully selected poetry, flash fiction, and short stories for this issue, and we would like to thank everyone who submitted their work. We would also like to thank all of those that read the wonderful published pieces. We hope your 2021 is going well and that you’re able to fully partake in all the traditions in your life soon!
Marketer and Editor of TOPLJ
writing on tradition
For many reasons, I find it difficult to be proud of being British. As I write this, the UK has reached a death toll of over 100,000 people from coronavirus related deaths. This, in my view, is a catastrophic result of a lack of leadership; a highly contagious strain of the virus; and decades of the individual need being seen as more important than the community –