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The Silent Witness

As many of you already know, my daughter Julia (who wrote as Overthetop1 on Abc) died suddenly in May whilst on a short unescorted outing from a Mental Health Unit.  She was due to move into a care facility in the community very soon, and as yet the cause of her death is still unknown.  She had been to a cafe near the hospital for a sandwich, and the cafe owner, seeing how unwell she was, followed her out. Unfortunately Julia never made it...

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Story of the week

The Will

GRAN died on Christmas day; an hour after mum’s mega-dinner and enough sherry to kill a small dog.Read more

Poem of the week


There she stood, all PVC lowers and

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Some people have said they weren't getting notifications through, so Lluis the techie has rejigged things for us and it should all be working again now. Please let me know if you're still having problems

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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Congrats go to safety and MJG this week. A pair of crackers. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do:



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Story and Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

Congratulations this week go to T_az for 'Maya' and to Kilb50 for 'Something Dead in the Road' - both wonderful pieces.


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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Strings (Part 1)

Three hundred, maybe four hundred, people have packed into this sweaty pub to see me.  I’ve been gigging all my life, but I’ve never had a crowd like this.  Finally, I’ve found an audience that gets me. 
I’m sat on a stool singing, ‘Isobel’, strumming my battered Gibson, arched over the guitar, mouth reaching for the mircophone. 

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A soft 'whump' or thwump'...

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