Picks of the Month

November

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Extra Time

Death lingered in the hall, listening to the flux of the television through the wedged-open living room door. The football was on — thousands of...
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October

Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

The Matrix Problem

One morning, I was woken early by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs, to find Alun in an excitable state. “What’s...
Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Branwell Clinic

As I'm finding it difficult to write at the moment, I will continue to let my daughter Julia (Overthetop1) live on through her own writing, until I am ready. Coral Jane (seashore).
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September

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

trifecta

1. The last man I loved made me a dream catcher of dental floss and blonde hair. This is him, the last of him. We’re driving through a phlegmy drag...
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Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Lakehouse

The headings are a nod to Iris Murdoch's 'The Sea, The Sea', a wonderful book :)

August

Gold cherry
Story of the week
Pick of the Month

Sticks

'There was a grove, dark with holm-oaks, below the Aventine, at sight of which you would say: ‘There’s a god within'. The centre was grassy, and...

July

Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

Birthday phone call

‘Hello stranger’ dad says, his chuckle dry and good-natured, the laugh of an overgrown kid. I’m sitting on a bench along the Southbank with my back...
Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Eriksay

I wished to write ‘An ode to you’ – no, too thoughtless too common those words never reached the screen and I wonder if they reached you as I tried...

June

Gold cherry
Poem of the week
Pick of the Month

Letters to Herself

I woke up speaking in riddles, heart raging against a world shaking, changing, escaping my mother cried soft lullabies of light and mystery in a...

April

Cherry
Pick of the Month

Bee's Journey - (the last leg)

We take it for granted that to make a journey is to travel from A to B, but it's not always as simple as that. There are often so many stops and...

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