Picks of the Month

April

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

The List

My mother died as she lived. In Marks and Spencer's Food Hall.
Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

Spin Cycle

The washing machine spins in the next room, its crescendo wraps its tentacles around my chest, its heightening pitch causes me to hold my breath...

March

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
Cherry
Pick of the Month

Grimms49

Tony shares a room at the top of the stairs with Bruno. ‘He’s a bed-wetter,’ whispers Julie. ‘We may get him up during the night to take him to the...
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February

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Flare

The headlights picked out individual snowflakes, quivering cotton drops spliced from the gauzy storm and suspended in their yellow orbs. 'You have to...

January

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Breeder of Black Cats

Opal pads across the back of the couch, leaps down onto the arm, and over to Emmalynn. She rubs her soft black head against Emmalynn's hip, seeking...
Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Bristol Blue Glass

When I saw the missed calls, I fed my dread with sugar Bracing myself with gulps of vanilla milkshake and chocolate wafers Although I should have...
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December

Cherry
Pick of the Month

Have You Seen My Sister?

Have you seen my sister? My kin My skin and blister She lives inside a dream Between two scenes She is a drifter Her smile is just a wisp And her...
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Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

These Games We Play with the Universe

“He's beautiful.” I lean past Tasha to get a better look. And she's right, he is. He's unstintingly gorgeous. I put him in his very early twenties,...

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