Picks of the Month

March

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Sunrise

​Over 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers were executed on The Western Front during the First World War, most for 'cowardice' or 'desertion in the face of the enemy'. Yet in spite of what we have long known about PTSD, and the fact that some of the victims were too young to have been serving in the army, successive governments refused to issue a blanket pardon for them until 2006. Their convictions, however, have never been quashed, which means their 'offences' remain.
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The day after yesterday

...on millpond water, I gripped this groaning mast...

February

Cherry
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The Autumn of Her Years

She was suddenly overcome by a desperate urge to be on her own, away from the formality, the fuss and above all, the sympathy. She leaned forward and...
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More Guns

1. In America, land of the gun they say they're arming everyone. If they want less shootings, its agreed, more guns, my god, is what they need. 2...

January

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Story of the week
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Removed for submission

Image: © José Manuel Suárez/Wikimedia Commons
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Poem of the week
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Traffic

How many new cousins have you got? Four. Three with scars and sallow eyes. How many new sisters today? Dad's brought six. Four speak French and...
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December

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Story of the week
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The agony and the ecstacy

Back in the early nineties when ecstasy really was ecstasy not that tepid shit that they sell to the kids these days I smuggled a couple of tabs into...
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November

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Poem of the week
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At the Arts Council in Manchester

And to think I was just about to complain About the weakness of the coffee when my head turned through the glass to witness the hearse arguing in...
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Story of the week
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Poppy

It’s my birthday today. I’m eight years old. My name is Poppy Rogers. I was born at twenty past nine in the morning on November the 11 th . Mum says...
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