Category Archives: A Global Divergent Literary Collective

Sudden Denouement Welcomes New Collective Member R. S. Williams – These Broken Gods II

Sudden Denouement Welcomes New Collective Member R. S. Williams – These Broken Gods II

“We and us, as gods of ink,
with stars snatched in fists made of paper and power,
shall sin…”

R.S. Williams writes strange and provocative things, usually from multiple perspectives—human and otherwise. She has an increasingly codependent relationship with words and started writing them down as a way to get even closer to them. You can read more of R.S.’ writing on Instagram and Facebook.

Foundations – Jimmi Campkin

Foundations by Jimmi Campkin on Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

“I salute the trees. I am not magnificent but I can see everything grow. I hear the grass chattering and laughing. I stare at the oaks as they stretch like old hungover drunks after a binge.”

Jimmi Campkin is a “Writer, photographer, creator of SANCTUARY. 16bit child, INFP with clinical nostalgia and red wine for blood.” You can enjoy more of his work at jimmi

The knight of infinite resignation – Nitin Lalit Murali

Magnificent piece by Nitin Lalit Murali on Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

“The sunrise kills, and the sunset terrifies. I snatch sleep between the aubade and the curtain call, but even then, demonic dreams haunt. I’m not your source of inspiration.
So, I don’t ask for your sympathy and empathy is never given without a clause. I only ask for your understanding.”

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Nitin Lalit Murali is a poet, flash fiction writer and essayist from Bangalore, India. He also enjoys reading literature of different genres and listening to jazz and neo-classical music. He started writing seven years ago and art has consumed him over the years. He blogs regularly at Fighting the Dying Light.

Alfa Reviews Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

“If you find yourself hungry for the kind of words that walk boldly into the dark filled spaces of your poetic heart, be prepared to put your dancing shoes on. This anthology is a collective kaleidoscope of fragmented and pulsing light from some of the most talented writers around the globe. Having them intermingle, and rubbing shoulders against each other in one volume – is a gala for the senses.”

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Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective is now available at and

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I am delighted that some of my poems have been included in the Sudden Denouement Anthology Volume I.

Polonius – Lois E. Linkens

Lois E. Linkens on Sudden Denouement

This burnished arras, the fibre’s thick
Like short red grass. I know t’other face
With heavy gold and Denmark’s seal.
Those bleats of pain are crass
Behind so fine a pile.

Lois is a poet and student from England. She is studying the literature of the Romantics and hopes their values and innovations will filter through into her own work. She is working on longer projects at present, with a hope to publish poetry collections and novels in the years to come. She is a feminist, an nostalgic optimist, and a quiet voice in the shadows of Joanne Baillie and Charlotte Smith. It is a pleasure to present her work, and you can find more of it at Lois E. Linkens.

Update on the Sudden Denouement Short Story Contest

We have had a lot of inquiries about the Sudden Denouement Short Story Contest. We received 129 submissions to the contest from all over the globe and the editors recently completed their first round of judging, choosing the top 24 stories…

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Important Announcement from Sudden Denouement Publishing

Nicole Lyons’ stunning books, I Am a World of Uncertainties Disguised as a Girl and Blossom and Bone are currently on sale at Amazon for $9.99 each. Once Amazon’s stock of these books has been sold, these titles will NOT be available again. Don’t miss your chance to own these amazing books!

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Red Tides – Christine E. Ray

Invincible artistry in Christine‘s words:

“blue and white capsules
ingested daily
devour my melancholy, baby
always ravenous
they strip protective coating
off vulnerable neurons”

You can find Christine lurking about Brave and Reckless and Indie Blu(e) Publishing. She is the author of Composition of a Woman and The Myths of Girlhood.

Morning Mist – Iulia Halatz

Morning Mist – Iulia Halatz – for the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

The mist that
covers my heart
is thick
numbing mornings
and evenings
with the sagacity
of a cubist artifact.

It comes in layers
clinging with fetid fingers
on to the gargoyles
of the old mansion
our love has become…

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