Pick of the day

Of a Saturday

It’s bread-baking day,
as it’s been for years...

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Story of the week

The Black Book Restored: Fragments 1A to 33 (first half)


whatever there was, it is gone now:
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Poem of the week

Walking with Jeanie

Memories can be very real

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Features

POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly – October

Hello all and hope your transition between summer and autumn is a peaceful one.

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Some great pieces on the site this week. Our Story of the Week is a most extraordinary two-parter by LilleDante. It's not an easy read, but you definitely won't regret the effort. Our Poem of the Week is a lilting little beauty from PoetonaHill.

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

relapse prevention therapy

When I was five I was raped. He said it was a game. It wouldn’t hurt. These are clichés.  

I sometimes tell my students that fiction often isn’t fiction and power is often about desire. They’re too young to understand, of course. People are never what they seem.

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Soul Boy

I am fifteen years old,
a wedge haircut before Brideshead,
a forever flicked fringe, soul blue eyes.
It’s 1979, my last summer has gone.

I am the Saturday boy
at Lilley and Skinner. Selling shoes,
pop socks and polish to the pay packeted,
the dolled up lasses from the factory.

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