Pick of the day

Risky Business

Like a raven shot in mid-flight, the black object pirouetted through the air and landed onto the car's windscreen, bounced once and fell heavily onto the hot tarmac.

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Story of the week

Chances ( 1)

A SHORT STORY IN TWO PARTS.
 I like to take chances. Some pay off and some don’t. But as my dear old dad used to say “You’ll never know, unless you have a go.” Bobby Philips was one of my big chances.
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Poem of the week

hard and fast and shiny

 

we make our faces look

plastic like dolls we had

as children, un aging

if we can afford to

pay in plastic. Package

fruit so it won't go black

as air around an oil well stops

growing lungs, while we drink

from bottles dropped like rain

into the sea, drowning

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Features

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

As always, it's been a pleasure to read all the wonderful contributions to the site - not only the poetry and prose, but also the generosity of you all when you take the time to give your support, encouragement and much appreciated help to each other - so a big...Read more

STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Our Story and Poem of the Month for December, very kindly chosen by rjnewlyn:

 

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POETRY MONTHLY

Hi everyone, happy new year and hope it's a good one!Read more

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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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Words

All I want for Christmas is words.

Just a scatter of words.  Just a handful. 

I find my eyes drawn back towards the phone on the wall in the hallway – a retro scene, a lost time, our lost time…

I wait for it to ring.

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Instead a silver parcel at my doorstep.  Shiny, light-catching foil paper, with a curly white ribbon about it.  A little card on the top.

I crouch to read the card.

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Spring a Butterfly

 

 

 

Dusty cocoon of box

tight packed through warmer days

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