Pick of the day

The Tightrope

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Story of the week

Dear Cosmetics Industry

Dear Cosmetics Industry,
I’m writing to complain about the negative influence you’ve had on my life. I’m usually reluctant to send pissy letters but if I don’t, nobody else will and that kind of attitude leads to complacency and passive acceptance of unachievable feminine ideologies.
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Poem of the week

this is the new life

it never stops raining

and the house shakes when traffic passes,

juggernauts blasting roads through my head.


no-one will ever love you,

my mother once said  -

and she turned out to be right,

although for the wrong reasons.

people, on the whole, are cruel and careless.


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Poetry Monthly

The first Poetry Monthly has been a real success. The flights of your imagination jazzed up old fairytales and took us to stories new. Here are some examples of your wonderful creativity:

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He's Done It!!!!!

As of now, Jack's book is FULLY FUNDED!!!!!!!!!!! Hip hip hooray and thank you to everyone who helped him get there, but most of all a MASSIVE congratulations to celticman!


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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week.

If you like poetry that delivers strong, sharp images and deeply powerful feeling then you'll love this week's winner.  Poem of the week is awarded to Esmerelda for:

this is the new life

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Nearly There!

Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who's supported Jack (celticman) since we last posted. With 93% and only another 24 pledges needed, we are so nearly there!

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Bee's Journey

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Picks of the Month

A Room In Chungking

On the gritty wall askew in sultry disrepair, hangs Hokusai’s Great Wave. Almost a  window once perhaps, this place has won it over.   Below on crumpled sheets, she cradles him like a cello
having fed him a teaspoon of sin. Pallid tenderness he weeps he knows. She sees and lets him go.  Read more

Gave it to the sea

The cut between these times was such that I thought it possible I was living in an afterlife.

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