Pick of the day


I rolled the sooty glass pipe up and down my thigh, eyes closed, head resting against the toilet stall door behind me. It usually didn't take this long to kick in, which was frustrating. I picked off a scab from my cheek and chewed it, resentfully enjoying the gentle trickle of warm blood down my face. It was the most tender sensation I had felt in quite some time.

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Story of the week


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Poem of the week

Forgotten Copse

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week from Philip Sidney:

Another bumper crop of fabulous pieces this week.  Celticman's, 'Grimms', goes from strength to strength and Skinner_Jennifer has a cracking love story in four episodes called, 'Sir There's a Waiter in my Wine.'

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Spoilt for choice this week! A very big special mention to celticman whose novel-in-the-making I caught up with this morning. If you haven't read it yet, I thoroughly recommend that you do - it's called Grimms and it's turning into something very spectacular.

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Breeder of Black Cats

Opal pads across the back of the couch, leaps down onto the arm, and over to Emmalynn. She rubs her soft black head against Emmalynn's hip, seeking affection, seeking approval. She was the runt of this litter, but now she's long and sleek, with the pale, gleaming eyes to which she owes her name.

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Bristol Blue Glass

When I saw the missed calls, I fed my dread with sugar

Bracing myself with gulps of vanilla milkshake and chocolate wafers

Although I should have known what was coming

Because I’ve known it for years.

You didn’t know

With your half-finished crossword

Your broken bowl of cereal spilling on the floor,

And people will call that a mercy.


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