Carrots, Cream, and Death – Flash Fiction From The Worcestershire Literary Festival 2021

From the moment we are born, we begin to die. Mum tells me this, holding my hand, big fat tears falling like wingless angels before the procession. Carrots, Cream, and Detah – Jamie D. Stacey

Launch of Poet Laureate collection

Leena Batchelor invites you to the launch of her Worcestershire Poet Laureate collection of poems, Pearl Blades and Painted Silks: The Language of Fans 1pm Sunday 19 September 2021 – a celebration of poetry written in her Worcestershire Poet Laureate year. Leena and her guests plan an entertaining afternoon. Leena says ‘There will be fizzContinue reading “Launch of Poet Laureate collection”

Two for One – Books Launched Together

Tony Judge’s first children’s book ‘Lost’ and Polly Stretton’s latest collection ‘Growing Places’ were launched in August 2021. Click here for details of Tony’s book Click here for details of Polly’s collection Save money on P&P, get both books together 😊: UK P&P for both books

Thank you

A big thank you to Mad Hatter Reviews for the review of Polly Stretton’s ‘The Alchemy of 42’. Always good to see a review in which the reviewer has read and clearly understood the contents of a poetry collection 😊 So, thank you to Beth O’Brien. We’re glad you enjoyed ‘The Alchemy of 42’. YouContinue reading “Thank you”

Reviews for ‘The Objectors’ by Kevin Brooke

More reviews of Kevin Brooke’s new book ‘The Objectors’ can be seen on Facebook and other social media platforms daily. To see the latest we’ve spotted from Creative Writing lecturer Ruth Stacey of University of Worcester’s Creative Writing team, click here …and you will kick yourself if you miss this incredible video trailer, created withContinue reading “Reviews for ‘The Objectors’ by Kevin Brooke”

A New Book from Kevin Brooke

On the left shoulder
of the man’s jacket was
the image of a white
blade, cutting through a
circle of black. The
Shard. The symbol of the
regime and one that
signified this man as a
member of the elite.
‘Hold still now,’ he said.
‘No!’ Ethan shouted as the man stepped forward, but
the more he tried to kick and fight his way free, the tighter
the mechanical grip of the synthetic warrior became.

‘Lore’—flowers, poison, and so much more

Use something beautiful as bait.
Give her a reason to think of herself
as more than age-stained skin and weight.
Use something beautiful as bait
and allow her to live at her own rate.
Remind her that lbs do not equate wealth.
Use something beautiful as bait.
Give her a reason to think of herself.
‘How to Catch a Woman’ Charley Barnes, ‘Lore’ (2021)