Picks of the Month

July

Gold cherry
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Poking a Snake

Peter’s obligatory ties constituted a kind of sign language, though a not exceptionally difficult one to decipher. If he sported a bird motif, it...
Cherry
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the essence of quintessence

Are we really becoming so damned shallow?

June

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Puddle of land

They started coming soon after a woman on the island of North Ronaldsay mentioned her on a programme about island life shown on the telly. Mhari didn...
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Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

The Stew

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May

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

不敢為天下先 — Daring not to be first in the world

The Vizier — a small man of ever-growing consequence — watched with relish as his towering rival began to shrink in his chair. The tall man’s...
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Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

bluebells

Lush warm blue. Radiant. Rain cool bells, fresh celestial pigment, space untempered slipped, low, through trees - solemn grey, hushed, host this deep...

April

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

change of address

houses are envelopes posted through time recipients changing letters put in, taken out. From the War son, brother, father, lost mother upstairs, her...
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Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Frailty

From what he told me, and he never told me much, the lieutenant became a lieutenant lest he become dead in his daddy's eyes. Military service was a...

March

Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

gorse

wild yellow, bold, bee-full, gladsome glory yellow glowing gifts grow, spirit lifting sweet, small yellow flames, lip-soft, scented, bright tip dull...

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