Inspiration Point (work that responds to our weekly writing cue)

The Unendurable Weight

I struggle to stand it, this unendurable weight it seems to multiply each time we step on the scale. It is heavy, this steel pound of malformation...

Here I sit

Gulls bark like dogs. Circling. Ripples spread. It waits, quiet. Grease from battered fish. A butterfly lands. The tides turns. And I keep losing...

The Jacket

About 1983, my mother bought me a jacket – bargain of the sale! – here it is now (– hole in the pocket – who’s to know? doesn’t show! dilatory and...
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The Latter Rain.

The Staff was going to be off for three weeks, she’d asked us to water the small vegetable box on wooden stands, the four large potted plants and the...
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Such Tales as Fairies Tell: Showdown

“So, she’s your girlfriend now?” “Kind of.” “ Kind of?” “That’s the best way I can put it. We’re letting it run its course, go where it wants to go...
Cherry

Such Tales as Fairies Tell: Kirk

Jordy’s standing there. Feet rooted. He looks at a stranger, but he knows what he’s looking at. This man is big, he’s wide on the shoulders and his...
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Such Tales as Fairies Tell: Anita

Right there in front of him. Her hair isn’t swirling around her like eels, her eyes don’t glow, and she’s not draped from head to toe in silver and...

At the bottom of the bed

One of the most disconcerting things about getting older is the realisation that events and experiences that feel like they happened last year, last...