A place for poetry

CHASE magazine regularly prints writing from members of Hive, the hub for young writers in the region (Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield).

ELOISE UNERMAN is a young writer based in South Yorkshire who writes poetry and short stories, and attends Rotherham Young Writers.

She was awarded the Cuckoo Young Writers Award 2017 in the Northern Writers Awards, and was Young Poet in Residence at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2018.

For opportunities, competitions, groups and events, go to http://www.hivesouthyorkshire.com.

Rare Sightings

While the other girls were pretending
to be daisies and daffodils, you fancied

yourself a ghost orchid. Everything was
underground with you, whispered words, tips

of icebergs. Stories about the legendary
curves of your long white legs got lodged

in young heads. By the time you were sixteen,
getting a look at you was like seeing a UFO.

You would show up, flash your flesh and disappear
again. Ghost Hunters, boys who called themselves

men, chased you with the thrill of the hunt
on their faces, as I stood by, fearing your extinction.


In 2000, Norton Internet Security discovered
a new threat to the nation – Millennials.

Millennials are sneaky, unpredictable,
you may have one hidden on your hard drive right now.

They attract cookies, unwanted downloads,
and high service charges if they find a way onto your phone.

Current trends suggest Millennials are often inactive
in a system, using up RAM and slowing down processor speeds.

If you suspect a Millennial attack, it’s advised you stop
online banking to prevent the drainage of your savings account.

Last year, Avast stopped 100,000 attacks by Millennials,
yet they still plague 7 in 10 computers.

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