Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks


Hey guys, time for a personal plug. Empty Sink Publishing has just released the April edition of their online magazine and I AM EXCITE that they have featured a short story I wrote about the 17-year cicadas that emerge in the Midwest called “Dawn of Cicada Time”, a narrative about the lives of these obnoxiously loud insects that live for so long to have only a short period of time in the sun. 

It’d be rad if you would read it and if you think the story is also rad, share it with your friends and family or on your various spectra of social medias. Or just read it and enjoy it, hopefully. Whatever works for you, I’m not your mother. But please, if you’ve got 10-15 minutes of time to kill today, check it out.


Cover 1 by Heather Hansma / Cover 2 by Mike Kevan

The End of the Pier photos by Finn Hopson

"The slow demise of Brighton’s West Pier.

 The final section of the UK’s only grade II listed pier, photographed during some of the lowest tides of the year from 2012 until the present day. An ongoing project that will end once its finally disappeared into the sea. As seems appropriate for a project concerning the slow passing of time each image is shot as a very long exposure, varying from about 30 seconds to 4 minutes, isolating the details of this grand old structure in the water, and highlighting what’s no longer there. “

Prints available at finnhopson.com

Artist: Behance / Blog