Story of the week
Posted by bhi on Wed, 13 Jan 2021A young Indian woman dies at London’s Victoria Station. This story traces her death, the events which shaped and coloured her eventually leading her to that platform on that day. It tries to answer the questions: Who was she? Was she pushed? If yes, then by whom? Or did she commit suicide, and if so then why? Along the way it explores and questions the attitudes to women across the different levels of Punjabi society, and the pressure women, and...Read more
Big congratulations to Drew Gummerson for the publication of Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel.
Review by Mark Burrow
Picks of the Month
Posted by MJG on Sat, 12 Dec 2020
No smile or words. Rigid, unyielding,
for that last photograph.
His arm, slack, around my shoulder. I turn from the shot.
Hide my tears, knowing he wants to be gone.
That final blurred image, shutting the car door.
I stumble through weeks of white-hot fury and freezing fear,
invent a radio-crackling theatre of desert and dazzling stars.Read more