Pick of the day

Histories of a small town in Ontario

We were a town before there was a country, homesteads clustering,
Grown from blood and dirt and starvation.
Ships came over from Ireland. Don’t ask, we don’t remember,
There are no records. No memory.

There was one story, about cabbages in a field, people hiding. Dogs.
Cabbage heads. They must have been hungry. We didn’t listen after that.

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Story of the week

The Alien Problem

I was woken early one morning by a polite knocking on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs to find a small, green alien standing politely outside the door waiting for me to answer.
"Can I help you?" I said. Perhaps the first ever encounter between mankind and an alien race could have been slightly more dramatic, but frankly it was early in the morning and I wasn't prepared.
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Poem of the week

Surasawa Pond

By Surasawa pond
on a billboard
a holy man paints a lie:

‘On the third day
of the third month
the dragon of this pond
will ascend to heaven.’

Two men scoff
a child dreams of black dragons
a holy man
explodes with laughter
The lie grows a tail
and fins 

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Two great pieces for you this week. Our Story of the Week is The Alien Problem by The Other Terrence Oblong and the Poem of the Week goes to london_calling79 for Surasawa Pond.


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No Good Deed Update

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Big thanks to Simon Whitworth/fatboy74 for this month's picks:

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Poetry Monthly – May

Hello everyone,

Hope all’s good with you and you’re getting a whisper of spring where you are!

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Story and Poem of the Month for March very kindly chosen by hudsonmoon:


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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Something Hard Inside Him (Part 1)

Short story in 2 parts.

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engrave the truth in clay and marble

to tell a truth to shame the devil.

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