Story and Poem of the Month
Posted by Insertponceyfrenchnamehere on Sun, 03 Jul 2022
I’m migrating from the written word to audio for my story of the month. Sheep Without a Shepherd by colin.b – an extract from an audiobook – is a great slice of working class memoir told in a Scottish vernacular that makes clear it comes from the heart. It’s a lethal piece of social commentary and carries a real emotional weight.
Also highly impressed by Archie’s Place by rosaliekempthorne, a subtle and nuanced story about drug use and smothered regrets; and To We the Estranged Fathers by ice rivers, a concise and painfully honest description of parental estrangement on a day when the pain is especially acute.
Choice for poem of the month is Meet Ze Monsta by Ewan. It’s a short, sharp and dark piece that conveys brief glimpses of something evil and reaches a disturbing revelation.
I also enjoyed Midst Highland Shadows by skinner_jennifer, a vivid wallow in the glories of a landscape that provides a great sense of energy and freedom; and Orderly Re-Union by Richard L. Provencher, a joyful description of grandparents’ pleasure in the antics of their grandchildren.