Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Lots of good stuff again this week and, again, lovely to see lots of new writing talent joining us.  

Story of the Week goes to the ninth chapter of Sooz006's series 'Break The Child'.  I'm thoroughly enjoying these stories, which are so rich in characterisation, and this one, 'Melting', goes straight to the heart.  Please do read the rest of them, if you haven't already:

Poem of the Week is 'All The Lost Places' by lavadis.  It's an absolutely beautiful evocation of loss, with its attendant bewilderment and pain:                                    

This week's Inspiration Point is here: