Pick of the day
Story of the week
Posted by The Other Terre... on Sun, 07 Feb 2016It 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.”
Picks of the Month
Posted by Stephen Thom on Tue, 12 Jan 2016
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.Read more
Posted by Philip Sidney on Tue, 05 Jan 2016
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 feetRead more