Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

A fresh eye is a wonderful thing, and for this week's Story and Poem of the Week we have a guest appearance from the brilliant london_calling79:

 

On this week of fine weather I’ve been most fortunate to be able to sit back and read in the garden to my heart’s content. What I’ve found myself coming back to again and again is lavadis’ ‘I have an imaginary daughter’. The deftness of touch and pungent word choices make it clank along with all the surreal glory of his prose work in ‘Ex’.
Talking of prose, I was struck by the majesty of Canonette’s ‘UV’. Dystopian it is, but think more of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s ‘We’ than Orwell or Offred. This tale is both as brilliant and dangerous as its title.
Hope you all have a great week in the sun, but take precautions and, as Parson Thru recommends, stay ‘in the shade’ for some inspiration.

 

https://www.abctales.com/story/lavadis/i-have-imaginary-daughter