Pick of the day
Story of the week
Posted by VeraClark on Wed, 15 Apr 2015She should have gone home. It was the first night Bibi had stayed away from them. Her boys. Brad, Tom and little Max. At bedtime, Tom and Max would have waited for her, sucking on their pepperminty toothbrushes at the bay window overlooking the street and hassling Brad to see if they could wait up just a teeny bit longer in case she came back to read them their story.Read more
Poem of the week
Posted by span on Tue, 21 Apr 2015
I will pin up my things,
like the picture of the out of season beach carousel
all wet on the left side from a basement flood.
In a box under the bed,
old Friends box-sets, and pasta bowls.
You will say you love them.
And then we will take things to the charity shop
and leaving them, feel clean.
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
Picks of the Month
Posted by mcmanaman on Fri, 10 Apr 2015
The barmaid's waiting for a phone call. Her sister-in-law is in labour. She’s desperate for the phone to ring so she can hear from the corridors of the late night maternity ward where a cleaner mops and her brother full on vending machine coffee has promised he’ll phone with updates. His sister the barmaid shakes her head at people asking any news any news?Read more
Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 24 Apr 2015
My other life is a peach
bare feet, warm sand
clear running water
mind, body, place
is a bitch
hot breath and drool
night pacing, back-bitingRead more