Picks of the Month

June

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Today birdsong is turned up loud

Today birdsong is turned up loud and yes I walk with clover at my feet and curtains of fine rain coming in on a westerly that makes the boat cables...
Cherry
Pick of the Month

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
Pick of the Month

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
Pick of the Month

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.
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...

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