Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Both the picks for this week are on the themes of love and journeys, approached in very different ways.

Story of the Week goes to rosaliekempthorne's 'Leaving', which evokes the anxieties that love brings, even when, or perhaps particularly when, the love is happy and fully reciprocated.  The conclusion of this is superb.  This story may have ended, but we are already being led into the narrator's next nighmare:

Poem of the Week is Ladle's 'Elsewhere'.  An ordinary journey, literal and metaphorical, to and then from an extraordinary place.  The headiness of love, the utter incredulity that it can actually be happening, is beautifully captured here:

This week's Inspiration Point is here: