Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

I must admit, I was sorely tempted to award Pepsoid everything for this:

In the end though, Story of the Week goes to Ed Crane's sharp, satirical and frighteningly believable 'Wai Peipei Comes Of Age'.  A cautionary tale for our times:

Poem of the Week is Alfie Shoyger's beautifully constructed 'My First Love, 1989-91', a masterclass in character and emotion:–-91

This week's Inspiration Point, with thanks to Denzella for the idea, is here: