Picks of the Month

October

Cherry
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The Blue Books Restored: Fragments 1A to 70 (part 4 of 4)

Diane cast her spell, like casting a boulder in a pool of Reality and causing it to ripple. The force of her will made manifest.
Cherry
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Liam Anders

He got up before dawn. Each day. Crawled out of bed to the stinging sound of an alarm going off beside his bed. Woke himself with stabbing cold water...

September

Gold cherry
Story of the week
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relapse prevention therapy

When I was five I was raped. He said it was a game. It wouldn’t hurt. These are clichés. I sometimes tell my students that fiction often isn’t...
Gold cherry
Poem of the week
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Soul Boy

I am fifteen years old, a wedge haircut before Brideshead, a forever flicked fringe, soul blue eyes. It’s 1979, my last summer has gone. I am the...

August

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
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Submerged

The telly is not working so I forced myself to write a poem.

July

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
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Tail-end

Tail-end tale in a passing storm

June

Cherry
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Daddio and Beyond

DADDIO When I was a pre-school child I played with miniature plastic cowboys and Indians. My parents referred to them as “characters”. I liked ‘em...
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May

Gold cherry
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The Green and White Dress

“Make me a dress for the upcoming gala.” This is Lady Mirithmae. She comes sweeping into my shop, with her gossamer train swishing behind her, her...
Gold cherry
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My Neighbour the Alcoholic

My neighbour, the alcoholic Knows everything but remembers little She eats good food, pickles it herself She won’t let anyone see inside Privacy...

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.

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