Pick of the day

The Reclining Years

My wife and I are big fans of shows about other people doing productive things. Cooking, vacationing, home improvement, etc. If they had a show about two people relaxing on twin La-Z-Boy recliners watching shows like the ones we like to watch on our seventy-two inch plasma TV, we’d be a fan of that show as well.

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Story of the week

The Toll Booth Problem

I was woken early one morning by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs where I found Alun holding ladies clothing.
"I've brought you this dress, Jed," Alun said. "A nice flowery one. I think it's your size, perhaps a tad loose."
"That's very kind," I said, being as polite as possible, "But I don't wear dresses. I prefer shirts and trousers."
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Poem of the week

Tangerine static

Butterfly kisses of frost

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Features

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

If I were to list honourable mentions for this week's Poem of the Week, I would literally be here for hours and I can't spare the time as I need to find my train ticket for York, so just read everything with a cherry on it and you won't miss out on what's been a...Read more

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Water features in our two picks of the week.

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STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Story and Poem for the month of August very kindly chosen by Rhona Miller (love_writing):

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POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly September

Hello all, hope everything is good where you are!

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Brooklyn Heart

The sunlight glare on the mirror washed out James Eliot's nineteen-year-old face making his eyes pale and translucent.

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The Art of Invisibility

She mastered the art of invisibility
when he roared home from the pub
knuckle missiles heat-seeking

her mother, the furniture or her.
She ghosted along corridors
fear scything heart and nerves;

she learnt to breathe silently,
not speak, laugh or cry out loud.
At mealtimes she’d shrink into the chair,

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