Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

There's been some brilliant writing on the site this week, lots of marvellous pieces which I've read and re-read trying to decide the Picks.  

In the end, Story of the Week goes to The Lost Children by harveyjoseph.  This one has haunted me since I read it.  It harks back to a dark past and also offers a plausible vision of an uncertain future:

Poem of Week is The Stew by socialeaf.  Beautifully written and deceptively simple, it too asks us to think about what is happening in our world:

Our wonderful music Inspiration Point produced so much good work over the last couple of weeks, here's hoping that this new one will prove equally fruitful!