Pick of the day
Story of the week
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.Read more
Picks of the Month
Posted by celticman on Thu, 14 Sep 2017
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.Read more
Posted by ralph on Mon, 04 Sep 2017
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.