Last pick of 2017 very kindly chosen by Joe Lawrence:


Tough, tough, tough, and I don’t mean my Turkey on Christmas Day! That’s how it was trying to award Story and Poem Of The Month for December. So many to choose from but there can only be one winner in each category.


Poem Of The Month goes to Agnosticnun with Home, with family, with scars.

It’s a wish list for things that shouldn’t be out of reach, but somehow we just can’t seem to grasp.


Story Of The Month goes to Truth42 with The agony and the ecstacy

This made me smile, having been on similar holidays myself many years ago, although not with the same happy ending!


Special mentions for Ewan, Noo and Well Wisher for some fabulous contributions.