Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Really difficult to make choices this week, with lots of splendid stuff on the site.  In the end though, Story of the Week had to be alexislebarouder's  'The Misery of Flight' for all sorts of reasons, the main one being that it is simply, as one commenter said, great storytelling:

A different kind of misery in our funny and heartfelt Poem of the Week, Scorpio88's 'Misophonia'.  Turns out that a number of our contributors also suffer with this condition, and the poet's descriptions struck a - hopefully very quiet - chord with several of them:

This week's Inspiration Point is here: