Featured Comedy Literature

The Batty Rider

Just to detract from all the doom and gloom we are all currently experiencing, a little bit of comedy from one of our new contributors. (This is a true story :-) Flash Fiction Second Prize - The Batty Rider, by Ann Marcial. The island mini bus was full. The fat woman took up two thirds of the seat. At her stop she heaved herself up. She wore a burnt-orange linen
Featured Environment Literature Politics Short Conversation Society

A short conversation about a perfect storm

1: Chaos Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be immersed in a perfect storm? Nothing would be predictable from one moment to the next – except for your probable eventual destruction. Chaos all around you… Noise and confusion buffeting you from every side. Solid ground? Even its memory would begin to recede. As a species and a civilisation, that’s where we are now. Our beautiful planet
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Literature Politics

Alternative Truths – Book Review

From January 2016 to the present date, both British and American politics have been a bloody nightmare.  I found myself questioning whether the entire western world hadn’t been sprayed with an unknown chemical by strangers from another universe. In the UK, it’s not only been Brexit, but it’s been a whole Right Wing disaster, plus three fatal terrorist incidents. This nightmare finally culminated in a fatal fire that destroyed 120
Miracle on Downing Street by Mike Bell
Literature Politics

Miracle On Downing Street

Following on from yesterday and after a chance to digest the Conservative manifesto Miracle on Downing Street by Mike Bell St. Theresa knows what is good for us, she 'Hallelujahs' for votes (The Mail prints the chorus). She cleans the feet of the blessed rich, with her giving hands on their privatised bits: She's touched The Trump, held the hand of 'God', and now she is saying: 'Come and buy