Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Our Story of the Week is london_calling79's introduction to his series 'I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry'.  It's funny, it's touching, and it's shot through with rage at the state of things in the UK education system.  Do read it, and the chapters so far, if you  haven't already:

Poem of the Week is ralph's 'Going Out for Cigarettes', which gives us a whole novel's worth of character and story in relatively few words.  Well worth reading over again, even if you already have:

This week's Inspiration Point is here: