Picks of the Month

June

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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April

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

February

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

La Femme d'argent

How could I forget the autumn of 1998, and that weekend in Paris? A sullen, funereal mist folded around the city for the entire three days, fallen...

January

Cherry
Pick of the Month

Rise and Fall of the One-Man Empire

I unsolved a few mysteries (a good night’s work) then strutted the morning streets with a candle in my head, half-believing that everyone was...
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Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Skull

John was glad he hadn’t stopped drinking, because otherwise it would have been a shame to waste the half-can of Pale Ale he poured on his Cornflakes...

December

Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

Words

All I want for Christmas is words. Just a scatter of words. Just a handful. I find my eyes drawn back towards the phone on the wall in the hallway –...

November

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Magpies

Walking in the dead grey November days, just slits Open wide enough to see Magpies gather in a tree ‘You’re alive,’ they rasp I check myself; a...
Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Mr Russ.

I don’t have any War Medals from relatives. Dad did National Service in 1950, but was too young to serve in WW2. My Granddads were too young for WW1...
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