Pick of the day
Posted by sid on Sat, 18 Apr 2015
'I was married, twice. The first had twins; they died at birth.'
He gave a last, loving push, with both thumbs
slid his cigarette along his tongue, one end
to the other. 'It was for the best.'
The click of a lighter, a flourish of smoke.
A snarl as he picked a smidge of tobacco
from the tip of his tongue. 'The second one
is in the nut house. I seem to have that effectRead more
Story of the week
Poem of the week
Posted by Esmerelda-O on Thu, 16 Apr 2015
I try to remember how I loved you
and how we all suffered here
and how some of us escaped and some of us did not.
There are ghosts on every corner
but there are always more corners.
The fickle wraiths we pass, they whisper ancient truths.
History curls like a sick grey serpent around my feet;Read more
I closed the newsletter of earlier this week with the entreaty that you should all get writing and boy-oh-boy did you take me at my word. The number of new submissions has been incredible and the standard is inspiring. The two weekly picks could have gone to a few...Read more
This week's poetry pick is an wonderful example of talent underscored by love, or love underscored by talent. You decide:Read more