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I have 55 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 39881 times and 21 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Jo Garwood


My stories

Gold cherry

Railway Tracks, Laughter & Spiders

The buddleia is turning brown by the side of the tracks A butterfly perches, rises, perches, rises, then suddenly turns back The South side signal...


You were palm-sized when you arrived Wide-eyed and wrinkled Spent every day from then by Angela's side Enjoying all things simple We called you...

Night bus

Entering the hidden cathedral of my mind Through the back door of nostalgia On the 159 From Trafalgar Square to nowhere Across the Waterloo bridge A...

Friday nights

Staring at a plane with you in awe As if we had never seen one Or been on one before And couldn’t even dream how that might feel Like watching moon...

Proposal poem

I was hiding quietly in my single life In a perpetual state of too-many-pints All jaded sarcasm and predictable cynicism None of it seemed right 60...