Pick of the day

Choices, Past and Present

She could count her as kin. More or less. A third or fourth cousin, a few times removed and by marriage. A tenuous link, a thread. She wondered if the witch would see it that way, if she still considered herself to be kin to anyone. If one-sixth of the rumours were true about her, then it was doubtful she owned one-tenth of human blood, and only a fraction of that fraction of any relation to Krislyn.

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Story of the week

twelve-noon-five

Sarah pushed open the door to the living room. A fan heater threw up a little hot air and re-circulated the stink of cigarettes booze and the acrid smell of pee. A discoloured and dusty mattress was pushed into the corner. On top of it a scrunched up navy-blue sleeping bag, the lining a pale blue colour, on top, a make-shift bed and sofa. Black plastic bags were piled into the corner falling towards the window.Read more

Poem of the week

Your Mother

 

She’s a stain on you your mother

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Features

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

After an absence, celticman is back with twelve-noon - a brilliantly gritty new story. As usual, he's posting as he writes so I can thoroughly recommend you join the people following - you won't regret it.

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STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

For the month of September our picks have very kindly been chosen by Mark Say:

Poem of the month

At sea with you by caribou_

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POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry Monthly – October

Hello all!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Poetry Monthly in September – interesting and diverse contributions as always on the month’s focus of ‘Object’.

Have another look at:

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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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STORY AND POEM OF THE MONTH

Story and Poem for the month of July very kindly chosen by Alex Smith (london_calling79):

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

At sea with you

I want it to happen again

I want to wade right out 

Into the middle of your life ...

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Again

So, here I am.  Standing in this familiar hallway with a suitcase in each hand, wondering if I should be here at all.

Turn around and leave again?

I could.

I couldn’t. 

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