L. Sydney Abel

Author & Poet

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Tongue is a Fire
this Stardust Heart

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'Stars' poem

We look up to the stars

          and wish to play among the heavens

We are performing fools in mortal form

          to a universe that beckons


Cut us up in paper strips

          laugh and cry and then burn us

Souls leave this prison of a planet

          once the body is superfluous


Tears prickle

          and bite

          and sting

          even though the heart knows that fool is risen

We are all acting

          looking up to be forgiven


‘Stars’ first appeared in Last Leaves Magazine, Issue 3 | Fall 2021

Last Leaves magazine

'Dark Mind' prose

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'The Asylum' poem

Issue number three to be published this Fall

The Asylum
Rooted in the Unconscious
The Disposal of Wake Elmsjar
The Return of Wake Elmsjar
Tell me again
A Clerical Error To Confuse


Author: L. Sydney Abel

L. Sydney Abel is an author of psychological fiction and poetry. He was born and raised in Kingston upon Hull, England.  His novel 12:07 The Sleeping is based on personal experience of sleep paralysis and his forthcoming book The Soul Spook continues this theme. He has also written and illustrated several children’s books and a Y/A novel Timothy Other: The boy who climbed Marzipan Mountain, the first in a series of three.

Poetry is his personal escape in his book of emotive words Tongue is a Fire and the upcoming This Stardust Heart.


​​Author & Illustrator of children's fiction


Animated L. Sydney Abel

Author of Psychological Fiction



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