Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Difficult as ever to choose, but in the end Story of the Week is mikesize1's 'Elephant Nest: Chapter One'.  It made me laugh, it made me flinch, it made me wonder what was coming next:

Poem of the Week was even harder.  Eventually I went for Di_Hard's 'driverless', but with a more than honourable mention for the poem that inspired it, Jane Hyphen's 'Drivers'.  Please do read both:

This week's Inspiration Point is here: