Pick of the day

The Net Caster (Part One)

StarMo's are pretty much all the same, when you come down to it.  But there was something about this one...

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Story of the week

The Coldplay Problem

It was barely 6.29 in the morning when I was woken by a loud knocking on my back door. Angry at being woken at such an hour, I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs, ready to castigate Alun for his inappropriate alarm call.
“You’d better have a good reason for waking me,” I said. “It’s International Lie-In Day today, the only day all year I get a decent night’s sleep.”
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Poem of the week


Nursery rhyme:  "one flies east, one flies west, and one flew over the cuckoo's nest"

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

I didn't have to think very hard this week, as two pieces (luckily one prose, one poetry!) have refused to leave my head since I first read them.

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

A wonderful poem and a poignant story for you this week - and an Inspiration Point that should make you cogitate a little!


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Poetry Monthly

Childhood nightmares and surreal dream-like poetry came from January’s brief. It was unsettling yet magnetic to read.

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Bee's Journey

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Picks of the Month

As long as sea beats on stone

The sleek body of the dive bomber plunged, the arc of its wingspan and tremendous feedbacked screech cutting the air around it to ribbons. The ships below had arranged themselves as some kind of vast ocean sundial, a great tanker drifting in the middle.

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Triptych 1: Mass

Mother in a mantilla

rubs her spit dampened

handkerchief across a child’s face,

not clean enough for God,

who lives inside and judges us all.


She unpurses lips to reveal

a tight mouth drawn on

with matt lipstick,

fit to speak the strange words

from another time.


Her bag snaps shut

and with a brisk neat clip of feet

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