Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

This week's picks are a bit different from usual in that they are linked.  It goes to show how reading another person's work can spark a different but related bit of creativity in ourselves, with wonderful results.

The original piece was Jane Hyphen's brilliant story 'I Woke Up (in inverted commas)'.  Whether as warning for the future or commentary on the present, it sends shivers down the spine:

The story then inspired Di Hard's lyrical but equally hard hitting poem 'bluebells', another vision of our possible future:

Both are wonderful pieces with important things to say.

This week's Inspiration Point is here: