Picks of the Month

January

Cherry
Pick of the Month

Rise and Fall of the One-Man Empire

I unsolved a few mysteries (a good night’s work) then strutted the morning streets with a candle in my head, half-believing that everyone was...
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Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Skull

John was glad he hadn’t stopped drinking, because otherwise it would have been a shame to waste the half-can of Pale Ale he poured on his Cornflakes...

December

Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

Words

All I want for Christmas is words. Just a scatter of words. Just a handful. I find my eyes drawn back towards the phone on the wall in the hallway –...
Cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Spring a Butterfly

Dusty cocoon of box tight packed through warmer days deep green wire limbed larvi unbends into branches of frizzy plastic tree tall, when you both...

November

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Magpies

Walking in the dead grey November days, just slits Open wide enough to see Magpies gather in a tree ‘You’re alive,’ they rasp I check myself; a...
Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Mr Russ.

I don’t have any War Medals from relatives. Dad did National Service in 1950, but was too young to serve in WW2. My Granddads were too young for WW1...
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October

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Of one thing we can be certain

Plastinates We have become something else Like the weird sisters’ old riddle - Lesser than ourselves and greater. We are chemicals and frozen bones,...
Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

Aura (1)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0

September

Cherry
Pick of the Month

At sea with you

I want it to happen again I want to wade right out Into the middle of your life No raft, no float, no arm bands
Cherry
Pick of the Month

Again

So, here I am. Standing in this familiar hallway with a suitcase in each hand, wondering if I should be here at all. Turn around and leave again? I...

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